Information on the relationship with UWE accommodation relating to the use of drug dogs/training

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Dear University of the West of England,

Please can I have information about the regular use of drug dogs or any other drug testing at the University of the West of England's (UWE) accommodation.

For the last five years, separated by year (e.g. 2017/18, 2018/19, etc.) please can I have:

What is the stated purpose of these visits?
When and how were Avon and Somerset Constabulary authorised to make these visits?
How often do these visits happen?
How many students were referred to UWE or another external body or person in relation to the discovery of drugs on a premises?
Were any arrests, cautions, or other warnings made as a result of these searches, and, if so, how many were made, broken down by type?
How many different flats, houses, rooms, or other premises were searched?
What is the cost of these visits to the University or the Police?
What notice is given to students that these visits will be taking place?
What authorization is obtained from students to make these visits?

Yours faithfully,

Jack Fifield

Foi Requests, University of the West of England

Dear Jack Fifield,


Your request for information has been received. 


Yours sincerely, 



H Scott

Governance Officer


University of the West of England

Frenchay Campus




Foi Requests, University of the West of England

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Dear Jack Fifield,


The University’s response to your request for information is attached.  I
apologise for the delay in sending this response.


Yours sincerely,


J Wallis

Freedom of Information and Governance Officer


University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Frenchay Campus

Bristol BS16 1QY





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