Further to your email, received 9 January 2014 concerning Camera’s on Officers on the Street I am pleased to enclose the following information. Please note that these data are the closest we hold to your request. They should not be interpreted as representing anything other than as described in this response.
How much you spent on cameras to be worn by officers on duty in 2013 and what is the forecast was to buy cameras in 2014
2013 – Trial at Birmingham West Central – £11,024
2014 – Proposed trial Birmingham South – £25,922.96 (Awaiting authorisation)
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.