Arrests in Schools

The request was refused by Wiltshire Constabulary.

Hi there,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. Please could you disclose the number of arrests made by your police force in schools of a) students and b) staff in the calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

2. Please could you disclose the ethnicity of those arrested in each of the above years?

3. Please could you disclose the number of charges that were made as a result of those arrest in each of the above years (if any), including what the charges were?

4. Please could you disclose the ethnicity of those charged in each of the above years?

Ruby Lott-Lavigna

Force Disclosure Unit,

Dear Ruby

Our Ref: FOI 2021/254

Thank you for your request for information dated 19th March 2021 concerning arrests in schools. Your request will be considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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. In some circumstances Wiltshire Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Kind regards,
Force Disclosure Unit
Wiltshire Police Headquarters
London Road
SN10 2DN

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Moore, Kay,

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Hi Ruby,


Please see attached our response to the information you requested
regarding arrests in schools.


Kind regards,




Kay Moore (9804)

Force Disclosure Decision Maker

Force Disclosure Unit,

Wiltshire Police,

Police Headquarters, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DN

Email: [1][email address]

Web: [2]

Telephone: 101 ext 39804




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