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Data Management (635A/20)


  1. How does your police force currently access and manage its data and applications?
  • On premises
  • In a public cloud
  • In a private cloud
  • Hybrid cloud model
  • Other, please state:
  1. What approximate percentage of your data and applications are currently ‘in the cloud’?
  • Zero
  • 1-25%
  • 26-50%
  • 51-75%
  • 76-99%
  • All of our applications and data are hosted in the cloud
  1. Is your police force considering investing in cloud infrastructure and technologies – such as software, platform or infrastructure as a service (SaaS, PaaS or IaaS) – in the next 12 months?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  1. Is your IT department outsourcing or downsizing its physical IT infrastructure, e.g. on premise servers and physical hardware, in favour of a cloud model?
  • Yes – we have already done so
  • Yes – we are planning to do so in the next 12 months
  • Yes – we are in the process of doing so
  • No – we do not plan to do this
  1. Are all of your police officers that work with IT / computers able to access data files and applications when working remotely / out in the field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know
  1. How much has your police force spent on outsourcing IT in the last five years? This refers to budget spent on devices used by third parties/contractors/outsourced employees as well as outsourcing itself

Year Total amount spent on outsourcing IT, incl. outsourcing IT services and procuring devices for third parties Specific amount spent only on procuring devices for third parties/contractors/outsourced employees
  1. Does your police force report back on information technology use related greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Yes – and we have specific targets to meet
  • Yes – but we don’t have specific targets to meet
  • No
  • Don’t know

If your police force does have 2020 targets on information technology use related greenhouse gas emissions, please answer:

  1. Are you on track to meet your 2020 targets for information technology use related greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Yes – we’re on track to exceed that target
  • Yes – we’re on track to meet that target
  • No
  • Don’t know


Please find data attached.

In addition to the attached response West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information relevant to this request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemptions:

S24(2) – National Security

 S31(3) – Law Enforcement

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (635A_PIT_01)

No inference can be taken from this refusal that any further information relevant to your request does or does not exist.


635A_ATTACHMENT_01 635A_PIT_01