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Charlotte Pearl

Dear City of London Police,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This request relates DrugWipe roadside screening.

Please supply any policies, procedures and guidance on conducting DrugWipe roadside tests.

Please, can you confirm :

1) How many DrugWipe kits does the force have

2) How many officers are trained to carry out DrugWipe roadside tests.

3) Total number of roadside tests conducted in 2018

4) Total number roadside tests that gave a false positive (where someone tested positive at the scene but subsequent lab testing failed to support the original result) in 2018.

5) Total number roadside tests that gave a false positive for cocaine (where someone tested positive at the scene but subsequent lab testing failed to support the original result) in 2018.

6) The total number of times the force has recorded that your officers failed to follow procedures fully on the recording of information about or from a roadside DrugWipe test at the scene

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte Pearl

FOI, City of London Police

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Dear Charlotte Pearl,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 10th

Yours sincerely,

Dear City of London Police,

Please can you clarify, does not monitoring also mean that no records or data is held? When was the new software introduced and is it because my request relates 2018 that you can't supply all the information requested?

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte Pearl