Officers and Fitness Test (314A/22)
Could I please request the following information via a Freedom of Information Request:
1.How many Police Officers were required to complete the Job Related Fitness Test in West Midlands Police in the following years: 2017 / 2018 / 2019
2.How many Police Officers completed the Job-Related Fitness Test in the West Midlands Police in the following years: 2017 / 2018 / 2019
3.How many Police Officers failed the Job Related Fitness Test in the West Midlands Police in the following years: 2017 / 2018 /2019
4.How many Police Officers were progressed through the formal procedures to deal with unsatisfactory performance and attendance (UPP) as a result of failing the Job Related Fitness Test in the following years: 2017 / 2018 /2019
5.How many Police Officers were dismissed as a result of unsatisfactory performance and attendance (UPP) from failing the Job-Related Fitness Test in the following years: 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation to Question 4 and 5 Officers would not be dismissed due to failing the job related fitness test, this Might be a contributing factor, however wouldn’t be solely the reason for an officer being dismissed and we do not record it, therefore each performance record would need to be located, retrieved and manually read.
Therefore, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request
However, In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide information in relation to Question 1 / 2 / 3
This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests
Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here: