Dear City of London Police,
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.
Please may you provide me with an up to date list that details which discretionary powers are designated for Police Community Support Officers in your force if they are used within your force?
If you do utilise Police Community Support Officers, what are the advantages of having both Police Community Support Officers as well as regular Police Constables?
If you do not have Police Community Support Officers, what are the reasonings/advantages to this?
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.
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Dear James Thomas,
I am writing in response to your request for information, received 10th
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