Driving Permits

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From: N.Smith

7 October 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

I wanted to enquire about the driving permits offered by your Force
to Police Officers. The questions I have are:

1) What levels of driving permits are offered?
2) What do each of the driving permits allow the holder to do?
3) What training is required for each of the driving permits and
how are the candidates assessed? How long in length are the courses
for each of the respective driving permits?,
4) Are any of the driving permits offered by your Force, offered in
a modular basis, (i.e. are they offered in modules of 1 week at a
time until the course is complete etc),
5) Which of the permits are available to Special Constables?
6) If any modular courses are offered, are the available to Special
Constables?,
7) How many Special Constables in your Force have driving permits
which allow them to respond (i.e. use blue lights, sirens and
allowed the holder to utilise the relevant exemptions afforded to
them in law with respect of speeding, going through red lights
etc),

I would appreciate any information that is available, in particular
the information that relates to Special Constables.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

N.Smith

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Kent Police

7 October 2009


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Dear Mr Smith

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 7546-2009

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 7 October 2009, I
note you seek access to the following:

Information regarding driving permits offered by Kent Police to Police
Officers.

Could you please clarify what you mean by driving permits in order for us
to be able to respond to your request.

Your interest in Kent Police is appreciated and pending a specific
response to your request, I enclose a sheet, which summarises your
rights. Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter,
please write or contact me on telephone number 01622 654429 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Information Compliance Unit
Kent Police
Force HQ
Sutton Road
Maidstone
Kent ME15 9BZ

E-mail: [Kent Police request email]
Tel: +44 (0)1622 654429/654413
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From: N.Smith

8 October 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

The term "driving permit" refers to any prerequisite training or
experience required by Police Officers/Special Constables prior to
being allowed to drive Police owned, insured or hired vehicles.

The term further refers to the levels of training course offered to
Police Officers or Special Constables.

If you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely,

N.Smith

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8 October 2009

Dear Mr. Smith,

Thank you for providing clarification on your request.

Many Thanks

Laura Birchley
Freedom of Information Team
Information Compliance Unit
Kent Police
Force HQ
Sutton Road
Maidstone
Kent ME15 9BZ

E-mail: [Kent Police request email]
Tel: +44 (0)1622 654429/654413
Fax: +44 (0)1622 654437
Internal: 19-4429/4413

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Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached the Kent Police response to your request reference
7546-2009. I apologise for the delay in providing a response to this
request.

Many thanks,

Julia Potten

Freedom of Information Team
Data Protection Unit
Kent Police
Force HQ
Sutton Road
Maidstone
Kent ME15 9BZ

E-mail: [Kent Police request email]
Tel: +44 (0)1622 654429/654413
Fax: +44 (0)1622 654437
Internal: 19-4429/4413

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