How many reports were made to PSD via the anonymous "Break the Silence" mechanism

Tom Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

I would like to know how many internal reports were made using the "Break the Silence" internal software based app from staff and Officers between the date range of January 2018 and January 2020 to your department for professional standards.

I would like to know the breakdown by category of these reports and I would like to know the total number of reports that then escalated to an investigation beyond an exchange through the mailbox.

I would further like to know what number of these reports were then fully investigated with all line of enquiry explored in the report.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Johnson

Sussex Police

Date: 13/01/2020

Your Ref: Freedom of Information request - How many reports were made to PSD via the anonymous "Break the Silence" mechanism

Our Ref: FOI 055.20

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
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Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Tom,

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Dear Sussex Police,

I have not heard anything back from my FOI request and the response is delayed, do you have any update for me?

As I am sure you are aware, by law you should have responded to this promptly.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Johnson

Sussex Police

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