Dear Merseyside Police,

Please could you supply me with Merseyside Police uniform policy.

Please could you also supply me with any Merseyside Police policy in regards to officers wearing 'Thin Blue Line - Union Jack patch' on their uniform whilst on duty.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Spencer

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Dear Mr. Spencer,

 

Response Letter - FOI Application DJ 2019 - 1366 MERPOL (please quote in
all correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police. I note that you seek access to the following
information:

 

(Paraphrased)  Information in respect of the Force Uniform Policy and
wearing of a blue line patch.

 

Following receipt for your request searches were conducted within the
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

The searches located information relevant to your request which is shown
on the attached response table.

 

I have today been authorised by the senior decision maker in this case,
the PNC & Data Access Manager, to:

Disclose information related to your requests numbered two in full;

 

and

 

Fully exempt information related to your requests numbered one  pursuant
to the provisions of section 21 Freedom of Information Act 2000;

 

Your request for information, in relation to the exempt information, has
been considered and Merseyside Police is not obliged to supply the
information that you have requested.

 

Section 17, Freedom of Information Act, 2000, requires Merseyside Police,
when refusing to provide such information (because the information is
exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:

(a) States that fact,

(b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and

(c) States (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights review and of complaint.           

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours faithfully

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit (FOI)

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1677

E-mail:  [Merseyside Police request email]

 

Schedule(s) of disclosed information:   Please see attachment at the top
of the e-mail.

 

 

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