999 call Opening and Closing Codes

Jean Roberts made this Freedom of Information request to Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

Please could you tell me which Opening and Closing Codes you generally use for the following and if possible back it up with records of data from 2017 and / or 2018. I realise closing codes might vary but assume opening codes would be fairly standard.

Reports of Hare Coursing as it is happening

Reports of Illegal Hunting as it is happening

Calls reporting presence of hunt monitors / saboteurs at a hunt

Calls from hunt monitors reporting
- blocked roads
- threats of abuse / violence
- abuse or violence in progress

Yours faithfully,

Jean Roberts

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Corporate Communications Department

Force Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road,

Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

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Jean Roberts Our 077/19
Reference
[FOI #544534 email] Date 11
February
2019

 

 

Dear Ms Roberts

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 14^th
January 2019 under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

 

Please could you tell me which Opening and Closing Codes you generally use
for the following and if possible back it up with records of data from
2017 and / or 2018. I realise closing codes might vary but assume opening
codes would be fairly standard.

 

Reports of Hare Coursing as it is happening

 

Reports of Illegal Hunting as it is happening

 

Calls reporting presence of hunt monitors / saboteurs at a hunt

 

Calls from hunt monitors reporting

- blocked roads

- threats of abuse / violence

- abuse or violence in progress

 

Our response:

 

The information requested is not specifically held. There is no specific
category to record calls relating to hare coursing and hunting.

 

If I is useful to you, we could conduct search of the incident text for
the associated words e.g. ‘ILLEGAL HUNT’, ‘HUNTING’, ‘FOX HUNT’,
‘COURSING’, ‘LAMPING’, and provide a breakdown of the call grading i.e.
immediate or priority response.

 

I am unable to identify those calls where the caller identified themselves
as a hunt monitor without a manual review of each call. This would be
likely to attract a refusal under Section 12 of the Act relating to excess
cost of compliance. The limit is currently set at £450 or 18 staff hours
work.

 

Please let me know if you would like to request information based on the
above search.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Becky Berridge

Deputy Freedom of Information Officer

 

Corporate Communications Dept  |  Avon and Somerset Police

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