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FOI REQUEST: [CS incapacitant gas/spray; PAVA incapacitant gas/spray: training and safety precautions]

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In re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Subject: CS incapacitant gas/spray; PAVA incapacitant gas/spray: training and safety precautions
My reference: DF/BA/FIN0200113
Your reference:
Date: 28 November 2020

DF/ba

Dear Norfolk Constabulary,

I write to make a request for information, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the 2000 Act"). I would be grateful if you could ensure that the above reference number is quoted with your replies.

I request that you provide me with the following information:

(1) Do you have a written policy, practice, order, direction or other document which sets out your policy on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray by your service members and/or staff? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current policy version, as well as copies of any version which has been in force at any time from 1 January 2018 to 28 November 2020.

(2) Do you provide or arrange training (of any form, and delivered by any means) for your service members and/or staff, on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current version of the training syllabus/particulars etc. which is delivered as of 28 November 2020. Please note, I am not seeking disclosure of specific training materials or course content, but rather a relatively concise precis of the subject matter/content of the training.

(3) Do you provide or arrange training (of any form, and delivered by any means) for your service members and/or staff, on first aid etc. to be given following the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray in the event that the subject or any other person suffers an adverse reaction to the administration of the noxious substance (such as an allergic reaction, or the loss of or reduction in vision or visual acuity which does not correct promptly and without intervention, or difficulty with breathing, or anaphylaxis, or any other similar adverse reaction)? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current version of the training syllabus/particulars etc. which is delivered as of 28 November 2020, as well as complete copies of all course materials which are deployed/used before, during or after the training.

(4) Do you keep records of incidents involving the deployment of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray where the subject or any other person has suffered an adverse reaction which has required the administration of any first aid etc. referenced in your answer to (3) and/or attention from a registered healthcare practitioner, such as a paramedic, doctor, or nurse? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide full particulars of the record media/content which would be completed and retained in such circumstances, as well as copies of any document templates etc. which are in use. Please note, I am not seeking information concerning any particular or specific "real" incident which might have transpired, but rather information concerning the information/datasets which you *would* collect following a relevant incident, as well as copies of the forms/paperwork templates, which would be used to gather/record that information/dataset.

Please provide your responses to this request (as well as any correspondence) in PDF file format with machine-readable text content (i.e. so the documents are compatible fully with accessibility software for a disabled person who needs documents to be read aloud by software, in order to 'read' the document contents). When providing your substantive response, please provide it as a single PDF file marked up with universal bates numbering, for ease of cross-referencing any subsequent FOI requests, or requests for clarification and/or comment.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Froame

Freedom Of Information (Norfolk), Norfolk Constabulary

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Freedom Of Information (Norfolk), Norfolk Constabulary

Dear Mr D Froame,

Our Ref: FOI 003969/20
Your Ref: DF/BA/FIN0200113

Please accept this email as confirmation that your request for information has been received. Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

Please note that as a result of collaborative working, your request is being dealt with as a Joint FOI Request on behalf of Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.

We aim to provide you with a response by 30th December 2020.

Please note that although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is practicable

A full copy of the Freedom of Information legislation is available online via the website: https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/w...

Should you need to discuss this further please contact us on the details above.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.
Yours sincerely,

Jessica Knights
Freedom of Information Researcher
Norfolk Constabulary
OCC, Jubilee House,  Falconer's Chase,
Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW.
Tel:  01953 425699 x 2804
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Freedom Of Information (Norfolk), Norfolk Constabulary

Dear Mr Froame

 

Freedom of Information Act Request 003969/20              

 

I refer to your request for information regarding training in the use of
CS spray.

 

The Freedom of Information Act obliges the Constabularies to respond to
requests promptly and in any case no later than the 20 working days after
receiving a request. We must consider firstly whether we can comply with
section 1(1)(a) of the Act, which is our duty to confirm whether or not
the information requested is held and secondly we must comply with section
1(1)(b), which is the provision of such information.  However, when a
qualified exemption applies either to the confirmation or denial, or the
information provision and the public interest test is engaged, the Act
allows the time for response to be longer than 20 working days, if the
balance of such public interest is undetermined.

 

In this case, we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
the public interest lies in respect of 1(1)(b) above.  We estimate that it
will take an additional 15 days to make a decision on where the balance
lies. Therefore, we aim to provide you with a response by  21^st January
2021.  If the response is completed earlier than this, it will of course
be sent out to you.

 

The specific exemptions that are being considered are:

           

o Section 31 – Law Enforcement
o Section 38 – Health & Safety

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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Freedom Of Information (Norfolk), Norfolk Constabulary

Dear Mr Froame

 

Our response to your request is still under consideration.  We aim to
respond by 28^th January.  If it is completed prior to this, it will of
course be sent to you.

 

My apologies for this delay.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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From: Freedom Of Information (Norfolk)
Sent: 30 December 2020 08:33
To: [FOI #709601 email]
Subject: Joint FOI Request - PIT Extension

 

Dear Mr Froame

 

Freedom of Information Act Request 003969/20              

 

I refer to your request for information regarding training in the use of
CS spray.

 

The Freedom of Information Act obliges the Constabularies to respond to
requests promptly and in any case no later than the 20 working days after
receiving a request. We must consider firstly whether we can comply with
section 1(1)(a) of the Act, which is our duty to confirm whether or not
the information requested is held and secondly we must comply with section
1(1)(b), which is the provision of such information.  However, when a
qualified exemption applies either to the confirmation or denial, or the
information provision and the public interest test is engaged, the Act
allows the time for response to be longer than 20 working days, if the
balance of such public interest is undetermined.

 

In this case, we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
the public interest lies in respect of 1(1)(b) above.  We estimate that it
will take an additional 15 days to make a decision on where the balance
lies. Therefore, we aim to provide you with a response by  21^st January
2021.  If the response is completed earlier than this, it will of course
be sent out to you.

 

The specific exemptions that are being considered are:

           

o Section 31 – Law Enforcement
o Section 38 – Health & Safety

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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|Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW. |
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|Tel:  01953 425699 x 2803 |
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|[mobile number] |
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|[2]www.norfolk.police.uk |
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Freedom Of Information (Norfolk), Norfolk Constabulary

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28^th January 2021

 

Dear Mr Froame,     

        

Our Ref: FOI 003969/20

 

Please find a PDF document attached in response to your request for
information from Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.

                                                                                        

Please note that as a result of collaborative working, your request is
being dealt with as a Joint FOI Request.

 

This is to inform you that all information relating to your request has
been collated and my response is attached.  This request is now complete
and shall be closed immediately.

 

Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a
separate request will need to be submitted.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

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|Tel:  01953 425699 x 2803 |
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|[mobile number] |
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