Kent Police Enforcement Officers/Bailiff Policy - House of Commons briefing paper 24 Jan 2019

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Dear Kent Police,

Briefing paper CBP04103 - 24 Jan 2019 Enforcement Officers (formerly known as bailiffs)

Please provide a copy of Kent Police Policy on working with bailiffs ( if you have one )and the code of conduct Kent Police Constables are expected to follow and whether or not they are versed in the law regarding their very limited enforcement powers.

Please confirm if your policy and police conduct adheres to the House of Commons briefing booklet CBP040103

https://researchbriefings.files.parliame...

What measures does Kent Police Force take to ensure that it's officers only work alongside authorised Bailiffs and ensure that they do not work with rogue bailiffs who have no authority.

What procedures are followed and actions are taken by Kent Police against rogue bailiffs they encounter.

How many complaints against non-authorised rogue bailiffs have Kent Police received and how many complaints have been investigated and rogue bailiffs prosecuted by Kent Police from 2018/2019.

Yours faithfully,

Deb Williams

Freedom of Information Kent, Kent Police

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Dear Ms Williams,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF 19/07/1081

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 19 July 2019. I note
you seek access, in summary, to information relating to:

 

Enforcement agents

 

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authority respond to an FOI request within 20 working days. Please be
aware that as well as experiencing very high request volumes, Kent Police
is currently in the process of transitioning to a new crime recording
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request as soon as possible it is likely that a response may well be
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Yours sincerely,

 

Alan Muggridge

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Information Security and Governance

Kent Police

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Deb Williams left an annotation ()

Rogue bailiffs and police who do not know or uphold the law and are acting lawlessly outside of their remit and office are to be treated as intruders !

CPS Self-Defence and the Prevention of Crime

Section 76 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

The law on self defence arises both under the common law defence of self-defence and the defences provided by section 3(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 (use of force in the prevention of crime or making arrest). It has recently been clarified by section 76 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.

Subsection (5A) allows householders to use disproportionate force when defending themselves against intruders into the home.

In deciding whether the force might be regarded as 'disproportionate' or 'grossly disproportionate' the court will need to consider the individual facts in each case, including the personal circumstances of the householder and the threat (real or perceived) posed by the offender.

https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/se...

Freedom of Information Kent,

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Dear Ms Williams,

 

With reference to the Freedom of Information request that we received from
you on 19^th July 2019 please find attached the response letter and
accompanying appendices.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Public Disclosure Officer

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/policy/privac... or
https://www.essex.police.uk/copyright-pr...