Computer log - Event

Leo Muter made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Police Force

The request was successful.

From: Leo Muter

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Dear NSW Police Force,

I believe Event/Incident Reports are filed on a computer system that is readily accessible from any Police Station terminal.

Given such a file needs to be created then saved, it would suggest that file can also be edited. Therefore, in the interest of transparency, are any and all dates an Incident Report or Event Report is edited, added to or altered, so recorded against that file? And, if so, can that information be made known should a valid GIPA application be made seeking information on that Incident or Event Report?

Yours faithfully,

Leo Muter

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Good Afternoon Leo,

Yes I can confirm that all changes made to a COPS report would be
trackable and can be addressed in a valid GIPA application.

Please see the attached forms for your reference.

Kind Regards,

Erin Drummond
A/Team Leader
External Information Access Unit
NSW Police Force

From:        Leo Muter <[FOI #2994 email]>
To:        GIPA requests at NSW Police Force <[NSW Police Force request email]>
Date:        29/01/2017 23:55
Subject:        Government Information (Public Access) request - Computer
log - Event

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Dear NSW Police Force,

I believe Event/Incident Reports are filed on a computer system that is
readily accessible from any Police Station terminal.

Given such a file needs to be created then saved, it would suggest that
file can also be edited. Therefore, in the interest of transparency, are
any and all dates an Incident Report or Event Report is edited, added to
or altered, so recorded against that file? And, if so, can that
information be made known should a valid GIPA application be made seeking
information on that Incident or Event Report?

Yours faithfully,

Leo Muter

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Luke Bacon left an annotation ()

Hey Leo :)

Did you find the information you got useful?

It would be great to hear what this successful request enabled you to do, if you feel like sharing.

All the best,

Luke

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Leo Muter left an annotation ()

results pending a formal application recently made to the NSW Police.

Wanting to know how & when an incident was written up, more particularly, why the matter was down-graded & diluted by Police.

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Leo Muter left an annotation ()

Oh, and, Right To Know is VERY USEFUL

because a Station Duty Officer, when I inquired, told me an Incident Report is NOT available!!!!! Only the Incident Number.

Makes it a bit hard to know how a case is being handled when I'm given a bum-steer.

Hopefully I'm on the right track and will let you know how the formal GIPA goes.

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Luke Bacon left an annotation ()

How did it go Leo? Did you get the information you were after? If so, what did it help you achieve?

Thanks for sharing!

Luke

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From: Leo Muter

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Dear #GIPAAPP,

COPS appears to have 'creation date' and 'print date'

are you certain COPS REPORT has the dates recorded for any amendments, alterations or re-editing?

Yours sincerely,

Leo Muter

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From: Leo Muter

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Dear #GIPAAPP,
I believe Event/Incident Reports are filed on a computer system that is
readily accessible from any Police Station terminal.

Given such a file needs to be created then saved, it would suggest that
file can also be edited. Therefore, in the interest of transparency, are
any and all dates an Incident Report or Event Report is edited, added to
or altered, so recorded against that file? And, if so, can that
information be made known should a valid GIPA application be made seeking
information on that Incident or Event Report?

Yours sincerely,

Leo Muter

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NSW Police Force

Good Afternoon Leo,

Depending on what information is changed within a COPS event, this would
appear in the event history.
All dates/times of amendments and details of  staff accessing the event
 report are recorded and can be retrieved on an audit if need be.

Kind Regards,

Erin

New South Wales Police Force | External Information Access Unit |
Operational Information Agency |  Phone: 02 8835 6888   |   Fax: 02 8835
6811 | Email:[NSW Police Force request email]

From:        Leo Muter <[FOI #2994 email]>
To:        #GIPAAPP <[email address]>
Date:        27/03/2017 09:54
Subject:        Re: Government Information (Public Access) request -
Computer log - Event [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Dear #GIPAAPP,

COPS appears to have 'creation date' and 'print date'

are you certain COPS REPORT has the dates recorded for any amendments,
alterations or re-editing?

Yours sincerely,

Leo Muter

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Leo Muter left an annotation ()

Adds some SUBSTANCE to transparency.... :)

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