Dear Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner,

It was noted that Katy Bourne had requested that the costs of Operation Trebor of £790,208 be covered by the policing minister rather than from the budget of Sussex Police.

The note is:

The total cost of the Operation Trebor was £790,208, with the majority of this cost
relating to the operational policing response. The mutual aid received from the 7 police
force areas, comprised of additional police officer shifts, ensured that frontline policing
services in Sussex remained unaffected. It was highlighted that a national policing model
for airports exists in England and Wales, with a well-established funding formula in
place.

KB confirmed that she has written to the Policing Minister asking whether he would
consider funding the total cost of this extraordinary operation. The Commissioner has
received a response back explaining that the application is under consideration and will
be reviewed in October, although it is possible that this claim could be deferred for a
decision until later in this financial year because of overall pressures on the Special Grant
budget in 2019/20.

https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/media/4422...

Could you detail if any of the costs of Operation Trebor were covered following discussions and what payments if any were made from national funds?

Also does the total of £790,208 cover the cost of the officers brought in from other forces or was their time covered from the budget of their own force?

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

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Dear Mr Hudson

 

Thank you for your email to the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy
Bourne, who has asked me to respond on her behalf.

 

I can confirm that your request has been received and is currently being
processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A
response will be provided to you within the statutory timescale of 20
working days from receipt of your request as defined by the Act, subject
to the information being both available and not being exempt.

Kind regards

 

Graham Kane

Head of Performance

A: Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FZ

 

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From:I Hudson ([8][FOI #797458 email])
Sent: 6 October 2021 10:25
To: The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
Subject: Freedom of Information request - National funding for operation
Trebor

Dear Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner,

It was noted that Katy Bourne had requested that the costs of Operation
Trebor of £790,208 be covered by the policing minister rather than from
the budget of Sussex Police.

The note is:

The total cost of the Operation Trebor was £790,208, with the majority of
this cost
relating to the operational policing response. The mutual aid received
from the 7 police
force areas, comprised of additional police officer shifts, ensured that
frontline policing
services in Sussex remained unaffected. It was highlighted that a national
policing model
for airports exists in England and Wales, with a well-established funding
formula in
place.

KB confirmed that she has written to the Policing Minister asking whether
he would
consider funding the total cost of this extraordinary operation. The
Commissioner has
received a response back explaining that the application is under
consideration and will
be reviewed in October, although it is possible that this claim could be
deferred for a
decision until later in this financial year because of overall pressures
on the Special Grant
budget in 2019/20.

[9]https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/media/4422...

Could you detail if any of the costs of Operation Trebor were covered
following discussions and what payments if any were made from national
funds?

Also does the total of £790,208 cover the cost of the officers brought in
from other forces or was their time covered from the budget of their own
force?

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

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Graham Kane, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr Hudson

 

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, set out below:

 

Could you detail if any of the costs of Operation Trebor were covered
following discussions and what payments if any were made from national
funds?

Also does the total of £790,208 cover the cost of the officers brought in
from other forces or was their time covered from the budget of their own
force?

 

I can confirm that the information you requested is held by the Office of
the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (OSPCC), under Section 1(1)(a) of
the Act.

 

Could you detail if any of the costs of Operation Trebor were covered
following discussions and what payments if any were made from national
funds?

 

The total costs incurred through Operation Trebor were met by Sussex
Police. The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner made an application to the
Home Office for special grant funding to meet the additional costs that
were incurred from policing this unexpected and exceptional event,
although no funding and/or payments were received.

 

Also does the total of £790,208 cover the cost of the officers brought in
from other forces or was their time covered from the budget of their own
force?

 

The total costs of the policing operation include the costs of the
officers drafted in from other police force areas in England and Wales to
support the Sussex Police response. These costs were recovered from each
of the police force areas involved through the nationally recognised
‘mutual aid’ provisions.

 

I hope this information is useful to you and thank you once again for
taking the time to contact the Commissioner.

 

Kind regards

 

Graham Kane

Head of Performance

A: Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FZ

 

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From: Graham Kane
Sent: 17 October 2021 20:41
To: [10][FOI #797458 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - National funding for
operation Trebor (Case Ref: SU5490)

 

Dear Mr Hudson

 

Thank you for your email to the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy
Bourne, who has asked me to respond on her behalf.

 

I can confirm that your request has been received and is currently being
processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A
response will be provided to you within the statutory timescale of 20
working days from receipt of your request as defined by the Act, subject
to the information being both available and not being exempt.

Kind regards

 

Graham Kane

Head of Performance

A: Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FZ

 

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________________________________________
From:I Hudson ([18][FOI #797458 email])
Sent: 6 October 2021 10:25
To: The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
Subject: Freedom of Information request - National funding for operation
Trebor

Dear Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner,

It was noted that Katy Bourne had requested that the costs of Operation
Trebor of £790,208 be covered by the policing minister rather than from
the budget of Sussex Police.

The note is:

The total cost of the Operation Trebor was £790,208, with the majority of
this cost
relating to the operational policing response. The mutual aid received
from the 7 police
force areas, comprised of additional police officer shifts, ensured that
frontline policing
services in Sussex remained unaffected. It was highlighted that a national
policing model
for airports exists in England and Wales, with a well-established funding
formula in
place.

KB confirmed that she has written to the Policing Minister asking whether
he would
consider funding the total cost of this extraordinary operation. The
Commissioner has
received a response back explaining that the application is under
consideration and will
be reviewed in October, although it is possible that this claim could be
deferred for a
decision until later in this financial year because of overall pressures
on the Special Grant
budget in 2019/20.

[19]https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/media/4422...

Could you detail if any of the costs of Operation Trebor were covered
following discussions and what payments if any were made from national
funds?

Also does the total of £790,208 cover the cost of the officers brought in
from other forces or was their time covered from the budget of their own
force?

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

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Dear Graham Kane,

Thank you for the reply to my FOI, could I clarify one point, you said:

"The total costs of the policing operation include the costs of the
officers drafted in from other police force areas in England and Wales to
support the Sussex Police response. These costs were recovered from each
of the police force areas involved through the nationally recognised
‘mutual aid’ provisions."

Could you detail how much of the £790,208 was payment to other forces, ideally, the amount per force?

Yours sincerely,

I Hudson

Graham Kane, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr Hudson

 

Thank you for your reply email.

 

I can confirm that £206,708 of the total costs of the policing operation
were recovered by each of the 9 police forces involved through the
nationally recognised ‘mutual aid’ provisions. This figure has been
separated by police force area as follows:

 

Police force area Amount
Avon and Somerset Police £      1,147
Devon and Cornwall Police £      1,366
Norfolk Constabulary £      2,518
Bedfordshire Police £      2,592
Cambridgeshire Constabulary £      4,047
Essex Police £      5,630
Hampshire Constabulary £    31,886
Thames Valley Police £    42,796
Metropolitan Police Service £  114,726
Total mutual-aid cost £ 206,708

         

I hope this additional information is useful to you and thank you once
again for taking the time to contact the Commissioner.

 

Kind regards

 

Graham Kane

Head of Performance

A: Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FZ

 

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Dear Graham Kane,

Thanks for the very complete reply regards the Operation Trebor costs. I'll be making a separate FOIA, just for a breakdown of costs for the 9 forces that assisted and I'll send that shortly.

Yours sincerely,

I Hudson