Dogs seized under DDA in police care

Billy de Goede made this Freedom of Information request to Dorset Police

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Dear Dorset Police,

1) What number of dogs have been seized by your police force
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10 under section 1 of Dangerous Dogs Act
1991?

* 2) What number of dogs have been seized by your police force
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10 under section 3 of Dangerous Dogs Act
1991?

* 3) What number of dogs have been seized by your police force
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10 as being used in a crime?

* 4) How many dogs held by your police force have died or been
destroyed as a result of unknown cause, illness or behavioural
issues while in your care (if known please give details) between
1/1/10 and 1/6/10?

* 5) What is the total cost covered by your police force, for
kennelling, vet treatment, legal bills and any other associated
costs for holding seized dogs under the DDA between 1/1/10 and
1/6/10?

* 6) How many dogs have been left at home under any leave at home
policy between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10?

* 7)What number of dogs held under any legislation, have been
stolen or escaped while in the care of your police force each
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10?

* 8) If applicable, how many of the dogs in question 7 where
located and returned into the care of your police force?

Yours faithfully,

Billy de Goede

Pharoah, Lucianne,

Dear Billy de Goede,

Freedom of Information Request reference 2010-325

I write in connection with your request for information which was received by Dorset Police on the 4th August 2010. I note you seek access to the following information;

1) What number of dogs have been seized by your police force
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10 under section 1 of Dangerous Dogs Act
1991?

* 2) What number of dogs have been seized by your police force
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10 under section 3 of Dangerous Dogs Act
1991?

* 3) What number of dogs have been seized by your police force
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10 as being used in a crime?

* 4) How many dogs held by your police force have died or been
destroyed as a result of unknown cause, illness or behavioural
issues while in your care (if known please give details) between
1/1/10 and 1/6/10?

* 5) What is the total cost covered by your police force, for
kennelling, vet treatment, legal bills and any other associated
costs for holding seized dogs under the DDA between 1/1/10 and
1/6/10?

* 6) How many dogs have been left at home under any leave at home
policy between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10?

* 7)What number of dogs held under any legislation, have been
stolen or escaped while in the care of your police force each
between 1/1/10 and 1/6/10?

* 8) If applicable, how many of the dogs in question 7 where
located and returned into the care of your police force?

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  In some circumstances Dorset Police may be unable to achieve this deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised timescale at the earliest opportunity.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Dorset Police.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact me on telephone number 01202 223402 quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,
Lucianne Pharoah
Freedom of Information Officer
Professional Standards Department
Dorset Police Headquarters
Winfrith, Dorchester. DT2 8UU

Tel. 01305 223402
Fax. 01305 223771
Email. [email address]

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Campbell, Keith (5108), Dorset Police

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Dear Billy de Goede,

Reference - 2010-325

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 3rd August 2010,
concerning the seizure of dogs. Your request has now been considered and
we provide our response in the attached PDF file.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dorset Police. Should you have any further inquiries concerning this
matter, please write or contact me on telephone number 01202 223590
quoting the reference number.

Dorset Police provides you the right to request a re-examination of your
case under its review procedure. If you decide to request such a review
you should address your request to the Head of the Information Compliance
Unit, Professional Standards Department, Dorset Police Headquarters,
Winfrith, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8DZ or [1][Dorset Police request email] .You
have a further right to ask the Information Commissioners Office to decide
whether or not your request has been appropriately dealt with, but they
will not consider your complaint until the Dorset Police Review Procedure
has been concluded.

Yours sincerely

Keith Campbell

Freedom of Information Manager

Professional Standards Department

Dorset Police Headquarters

Winfrith, Dorchester. DT2 8DZ.

Tel. 01305 223590

Fax.01305 223771

email [2][email address]

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