Diamond Awards 2015 to 2018

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Dear West Midlands Police,

You have a West Midlands Police awards ceremony called the Diamond Awards, please can you provide the following in respect to the last three Awards you have held;

1) What is the cost of the venue, to include costs such as sound/lighting hire, food, staffing costs etc - total cost

2) How many staff members have been invited to each Awards ceremony

3) Your policy/decision on whether or not staff members are allowed to attend in duty time or whether or not they are required to attend in personal time

Yours faithfully,

Mr A T Jones

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Dear A T Jones

 

FOI Request Reference: 3297_18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 24/03/2018

 

REQUEST

 

Dear West Midlands Police,

 

You have a West Midlands Police awards ceremony called the Diamond Awards,
please can you provide the following in respect to the last three Awards
you have held;

 

1) What is the cost of the venue, to include costs such as sound/lighting
hire, food, staffing costs etc - total cost?

 

2) How many staff members have been invited to each Awards Ceremony?

 

3) Your policy/decision on whether or not staff members are allowed to
attend in duty time or whether or not they are required to attend in
personal time

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find enclosed our response.

 

1) What is the cost of the venue, to include costs such as sound/lighting
hire, food, staffing costs etc - total cost?

 

2016 - £11,338

2017 - £12, 800

2018 - £17, 900

 

50% of  these costs are covered by sponsorship from external companies.

 

2) How many staff members have been invited to each Awards Ceremony?

 

2016 – 300

2017 – 300

2018 - 380

 

3) Your policy/decision on whether or not staff members are allowed to
attend in duty time or whether or not they are required to attend in
personal time

 

Award Ceremonies are social events which should be attended in the
officers/staff own time.  If officers/staff are scheduled to be on duty
every effort should be made with their supervisors to allow them to
attend, swapping shifts etc.

 

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