Illegal hunting for kent

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Ayomikun Adekaiyero

Dear Kent Police,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

I would like to request the following information:

1. What % of Police Officers - excluding Wildlife Officers - have received training to recognise illegal hunting? Could this be broken down yearly from 2005-2019.

2. What % of Wildlife Officers have received formal training to recognise illegal hunting? Could this be broken down yearly from 2005-2019.

3. How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the illegal killing or hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down yearly from 2000-2019.

4. How many reports have you had regarding the illegal killing or hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down yearly from 2000-2019.

Yours faithfully,
Ayomikun Adekaiyero

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Adekaiyero,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 20/02/0351

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 28^th February 2020.
I note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Wildlife offences.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Please be
aware we are experiencing very high request volumes, this means that
whilst we will endeavour to complete your request as soon as possible it
is likely that a response may well be delayed, particularly where crime
data is sought.

 

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 us via the following telephone number 01622 652610 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

Adam Staden

Freedom of Information Assistant

 

[1][email address]

Kent Police Public Disclosure Team

Coldharbour, London Road,

Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7SL

 

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D59888.CB77D4E0

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Dear Mr Adekaiyero,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF 20/02/0351

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 28 February 2020.

1.    What % of Police Officers - excluding Wildlife Officers - have
received training to recognise illegal hunting? Could this be broken down
yearly from 2005-2019.

2.    What % of Wildlife Officers have received formal training to
recognise illegal hunting? Could this be broken down yearly from
2005-2019.

3.    How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the
illegal killing or hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down
yearly from 2000-2019.

4.    How many reports have you had regarding the illegal killing or
hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down yearly from 2000-2019.

Unfortunately, your request engages the cost exemption at Section 12 FOIA.
Section 12 provides an exemption from a public authority’s obligation to
comply with a request for information where the cost of compliance is
estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. The Freedom of Information and
Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 state that
the appropriate cost limit is 18 hours in the case of the Police Service.

The reason for engaging the exemption is as follows:

Questions 1 and 2 –It is not possible to extract the information subject
of the request by automated means. Once an officer completes a particular
training course or event, the details of that training are recorded on the
officer’s individual training record. To ascertain whether officers have
attended training courses or events relating to illegal hunting would
require the manual review of every individual officer’s training record in
order to try and identify and collate information that may be relevant to
this request. In addition to this, the number of officers within the Kent
Police Rural Task Force has changed over the period 2005 – 2019 and there
has been a turn-over of Rural Trained Officers. Research would need to be
conducted to ascertain who was posted to the team on what dates and then
searches of individual records done to ascertain what training had been
undertaken. Over the period requested for both questions, this would
amount to many thousands of records which is estimated would vastly exceed
the 18 working hour limit.

In relation to question 4, all incidents are recorded onto the Kent Police
‘STORM’ incident database. Incident data can only be retrieved from April
2004 when the National Incident Recording Standards came into effect.

When Section 12 is engaged, our duty under Section 16 requires that we
assist you in refining your request so as to bring it within the cost
limit. In this instance we would suggest the following refinement.

1.    How many Kent Police Officers  (excluding Wildlife Officers)  have
received training to recognise illegal hunting since January 2019 ?

2.    How many current Kent Police Rural Task Force Officers have received
formal training to recognise illegal hunting ?

3.    How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the
illegal killing or hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down
yearly from 2000-2019.

4.    How many reports have you had regarding the illegal killing or
hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down yearly from 2004-2019.

If you would like to proceed with the refined request, please advise us
and we will log and process the new request as soon as possible. You will
be contacted with a new reference number if this is the case.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please do
not hesitate to contact us. If you are dissatisfied with the way your
request has been handled, please refer to the ‘your rights summary’
attached for details of the next step you are able to take.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Thomas

Public Disclosure Officer

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

 

 

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information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
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Ayomikun Adekaiyero

Dear Freedom of Information Kent,
I would like to amend my questions to your recommendations if that is possible. Please can I get information on the following questions:

1. How many Kent Police Officers (excluding Wildlife Officers) have
received training to recognise illegal hunting since January 2019 ?

2. How many current Kent Police Rural Task Force Officers have received
formal training to recognise illegal hunting ?

3. How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the
illegal killing or hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down
yearly from 2000-2019.

4. How many reports have you had regarding the illegal killing or
hunting of foxes/hares? Could this be broken down yearly from 2004-2019.

Yours sincerely,

Ayomikun Adekaiyero

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Mr Adekaiyero,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST 20/03/0425

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 13^th March 2020. I
note you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Wildlife Offences/Training.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides that a public
authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Please be
aware we are experiencing very high request volumes, this means that
whilst we will endeavour to complete your request as soon as possible it
is likely that a response may well be delayed, particularly where crime
data is sought.

 

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 us via the following telephone number 01622 652610 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

Adam Staden

Freedom of Information Assistant

 

[1][email address]

Kent Police Public Disclosure Team

Coldharbour, London Road,

Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7SL

 

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D59888.CB77D4E0

Unless otherwise marked, this correspondence and any attachments should be
treated as OFFICIAL and handled appropriately

This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
Kent Police and/or Essex Police, which is confidential or privileged. The
information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
replies, could be disclosable if relating to a criminal investigation or
civil proceedings. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this
information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
Police on 01622 690690 or Essex Police on 01245 491491, as appropriate.
For further information regarding Kent Police’s or Essex Police’s use of
personal data please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/privacy/ or
https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/privacy/. Additionally for our Terms and
Conditions please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/terms-con...
or https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/terms-co...

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Dear Adekaiyero,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 13^th March 2020 please find attached the response letter and
accompanying appendix.

 

Should you have any queries relating to this then please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information

Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

 

 

 

 

 

This email and any other accompanying document(s) contain information from
Kent Police and/or Essex Police, which is confidential or privileged. The
information is intended to be for the exclusive use of the individual(s)
or bodies to whom it is addressed. The content, including any subsequent
replies, could be disclosable if relating to a criminal investigation or
civil proceedings. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this
information is prohibited. If you have received this email in error,
please notify us immediately by contacting the sender or telephoning Kent
Police on 01622 690690 or Essex Police on 01245 491491, as appropriate.
For further information regarding Kent Police’s or Essex Police’s use of
personal data please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/privacy/ or
https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/privacy/. Additionally for our Terms and
Conditions please go to https://www.kent.police.uk/hyg/terms-con...
or https://www.essex.police.uk/hyg/terms-co...