Additional Courses

Patrick Breathen made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheshire Constabulary

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

Please provide a list of all additional, voluntary (or mandatory) courses available to Police Officers. Please include:

The course title
The description of the course
How long the course takes
What types of officers may take this course (for example ONLY SERGEANTS or AUTHORISED FIREARMS OFFICERS)

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Breathen

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 19/03/2021 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 19/04/2021.

Please note that you will not receive a response if you have previously
been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

Please contact us by email at [1][email address] if you
have any further enquiries.

Regards

The Requests Team
Information Compliance
Cheshire Constabulary HQ
Clemonds Hey
Oakmere Road
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2UA

Tel :: 01606 362384

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Dear P Breathen

 

Thank you for your request. In order for us to proceed with your request
we need clarification of what information you require.

 

 

YOUR REQUEST:

Please provide a list of all additional, voluntary (or mandatory) courses
available to Police Officers. Please include:

The course title

The description of the course

How long the course takes

What types of officers may take this course (for example ONLY SERGEANTS or
AUTHORISED FIREARMS OFFICERS)

 

CLARIFICATION:

 

Please can you clarify what you mean by: “…additional, voluntary (or
mandatory) courses…”

 

Also, please can you clarify if you are referring to trainee police
officers, serving police officers and or pre-retired police officers.

 

 

Please note – should no clarification be received from you within 2 months
from the date of this email we will assume that you do not wish to
continue with your request and you request will be closed.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

Mike Downes – Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Phone: 01606 362384 | Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk |
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Dear P Breathen

 

Thank you for your request. In order for us to proceed with your request
we need clarification of what information you require.

 

 

YOUR REQUEST:

Please provide a list of all additional, voluntary (or mandatory) courses
available to Police Officers. Please include:

The course title

The description of the course

How long the course takes

What types of officers may take this course (for example ONLY SERGEANTS or
AUTHORISED FIREARMS OFFICERS)

 

CLARIFICATION:

 

Please can you clarify what you mean by: “…additional, voluntary (or
mandatory) courses…”

 

Also, please can you clarify if you are referring to trainee police
officers, serving police officers and or pre-retired police officers.

 

 

Please note – should no clarification be received from you within 2 months
from the date of this email we will assume that you do not wish to
continue with your request and you request will be closed.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

Mike Downes – Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Phone: 01606 362384 | Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk |
[2]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk | Follow [3]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire
on Twitter | Like [4]Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
on Facebook

 

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Dear Requests,

I am referring to serving officers. By additional, voluntary or mandatory courses I list examples below:

Dementia Support (available to all officers to provide an understanding of dementia patients, this course could be voluntary, meaning the course is announced and officers can sign up should they wish)

Public Order Training (available to all officers, this is mandatory)

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Breathen

Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire Constabulary's handling of my FOI request 'Additional Courses'.

I am still awaiting a response that by law you should have responded to by the 20th of April 2021. I expect that my request will be answered promptly and an internal review will be swiftly concluded.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Breathen

Requests, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Mr P.  Breathen

 

Thank you for your email of 26/04/2021, having reviewed this I can advise
that as we needed to seek clarification of your request then the due date
for this request is now the 10/05/2021.  This is because the time period
is reset to 20 working days from the day after clarification is received.

 

Regards

 

Sandra Coleman - Requests Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Clemonds Hey | Oakmere Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Phone: 01606 362384 | Email: [1][email address]

Visit [2]www.cheshire.police.uk | [3]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk

Follow [4]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire on Twitter

Like [5]Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook

 

 

 

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Dear P Breathen,

 

YOUR REQUEST:
Please provide a list of all additional, voluntary (or mandatory) courses
available to Police Officers. Please include:

The course title

The description of the course

How long the course takes

What types of officers may take this course (for example ONLY SERGEANTS or
AUTHORISED FIREARMS OFFICERS)

Clarification Received: 10/04/21

I am referring to serving officers. By additional, voluntary or mandatory
courses I list examples below:

Dementia Support (available to all officers to provide an understanding of
dementia patients, this course could be voluntary, meaning the course is
announced and officers can sign up should they wish)

Public Order Training (available to all officers, this is mandatory)

 

OUR RESPONSE:

 

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
s1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held.  The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are relied upon
Section 17 of the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a
notice which: a) states that fact; b) specifies the exemptions in question
and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption(s) applies.

 

From our preliminary assessment we are unable to provide this as it would
exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This is currently £450. The basis for this
calculation is the cost of retrieving the data to answer your questions.

 

To obtain the relevant information relating to the above request we would
need to read through every course available to establish if there is a
course description, the duration of the course and who can attend. There
are a hundreds of courses available. It would take one member of staff
approximately 10 minutes per record equating to in excess of 25 hours of
work. Your entire request is therefore refused.

 

The appropriate limit is defined in the Data Protection and Freedom of
Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004, which is
covered by statutory Instrument Number 3244 of 2004. Furthermore, Section
12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows a public authority to
refuse to respond to a request for information where the cost of
compliance would exceed the appropriate limit as defined by the above
mentioned regulations.

 

Unfortunately I am unable to offer you any advice on how this request
could be redefined within cost for the reasons stated above.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

Requests

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Clemonds Hey | Oakmere Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk | [2]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk

Follow [3]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire on Twitter

Like [4]Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook

 

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Patrick Breathen

Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

I would like my request to be refined to courses only offered to Police Officers, regardless of rank or division that are mandatory. This, of course, should exclude standard IPLDP training etc. For example, Public Order training or First Aid Training.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Breathen

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 10/05/2021 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 07/06/2021.

Please note that you will not receive a response if you have previously
been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

Please contact us by email at [1][email address] if you
have any further enquiries.

Regards

The Requests Team
Information Compliance
Cheshire Constabulary HQ
Clemonds Hey
Oakmere Road
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2UA

Tel :: 01606 362384

This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify
the sender if received in error. Internet email is not to be treated as a
secure means of communication. The Constabulary monitors all Internet and
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Dear P Breathen,

 

YOUR REQUEST:

​I would like my request to be refined to courses only offered to Police
Officers, regardless of rank or division that are mandatory. This, of
course, should exclude standard IPLDP training etc. For example, Public
Order training or First Aid Training.

 

OUR RESPONSE:

 

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

All Officers are required to complete the below National Centre for
Applied Learning Technologies (NCALT) packages on an annual basis:

 

Anti-Social Behaviour: Your Powers

Channel General Awareness

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) e-learning

Equality Act 2010

Fire Safety e-learning

Freedom of Information

Manual Handling e-learning

Missing Daughter

National Decision Model for Policing

Public Protection – Abusive Relationship

Public Protection – Family Disturbance

Public Protection – Man in Distress

Stop and Search

Stop and Search Assessment

Transportation of Arrested Persons

Victims’ Code

Workplace Safety E-learning

 

Mandatory Training:

Domestic Abuse Bitesize

 

CAVEATS:

-          As per the wording for this request, this list excludes IPLDP
training as well as First Aid and Personal Safety training which are also
mandatory for Officers.

-          Any other training we provide is role specific.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards,

 

George McEvoy

Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk | [2]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk | Follow
[3]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire on Twitter | Like [4]Cheshire Police
and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook

 

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