Dear Merseyside Police,

I'm writing to request quarterly figures going back to 2016 on the number of occasions on which officers from this police service were called to licensed gambling premises. In particular i'm seeking:-

1. The number of callouts, broken down by quarter.
2. The number of arrests made as a result of these callouts.
3. If possible, the costs incurred in each quarter as a result of the callouts.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Davies

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Dear Mr. Davies,

 

Reference No: DJ 2019 - 1052 MERPOL

 

I write in connection with your request for information received on
12/08/2019 concerning:

 

(Paraphrased)    Information in respect of police calls for service at
licensed gambling premises.

 

The cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to
which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and
retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in
the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.
It is estimated that it would cost take in excess of 18 hours work to
comply with your request, which equates to the cost limit. Please see the
response table for further information.

 

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Yours faithfully

 

 

D Jackson

Merseyside Police

Disclosure Unit

Data Access Unit

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL

L69  1JD

fax: 0151 777 1677

E-mail: [1][Merseyside Police request email]

 

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