Freemason Police Officers and Police Staff

Chris Lilliman made this Freedom of Information request to Nottinghamshire Police

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Dear Nottinghamshire Police,

I am requesting information to police officers and police staff who are Freemasons.

I would like to know the number of officers who are Freemasons, please can you provide these number for the past 5 years.

If the FOI allows, please can you provide a list of Police Officers by name, rank and collar number as well as the lodge they are associated.

If the names cannot be divulged, then a list just by rank and lodge.

From the College of Policing code of ethics, the following is noted:

Associations
6.3
Membership of groups or societies, or associations with groups or individuals, must not create an actual or apparent conflict of interest with police work and responsibilities.
6.4
The test is whether a reasonably informed member of the public might reasonably believe that your membership or association could adversely affect your ability to discharge your policing duties effectively and impartially.

As a reasonable member of the public, I believe that a membership to the Freemasons by a Nottinghamshire police officer 'could' adversely affect their ability to undertake duties as a police officer and therefore should be available.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Lilliman

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Dear Mr Lilliman

 

Please find attached a letter of response in relation to your Freedom of
Information request Reference 7690/17.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact the Freedom of Information Officer on telephone number 0115
9672507 or e-mail [email address
quoting the above reference number.

 

Sincerely

 

Christopher Smith

 

Christopher Smith

Information Disclosure Officer

Nottinghamshire Force HQ

Sherwood Lodge

Arnold

Nottinghamshire

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