Number and type of injuries sustained by police officers

Alex Beard made this Freedom of Information request to West Mercia Police as part of a batch sent to 43 authorities

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Good afternoon,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am requesting the following information:
I would like to know the total number of injuries that police officers have suffered. Please provide a total for each year I will stipulate below.
I would like to know the types of injuries that they are recorded to have suffered. I would like this broken down across the time period below.
I would like this information from across the past five years, up to the most recent set of data available for 2019.
If the injuries were sustained whilst working in a neighbouring force please provide an additional breakdown.
I would like this information electronically.

I understand that under the act I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via email that you have received this request. Ideally I would like the information as outlined in my request emailed to me. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

If there are any issues please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks,
Alex

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Alex,

Your email has been forwarded to the Information Compliance Unit, who will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

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Dear Sir or Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 11981 and
Warwickshire Police 11982

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information which was dated and received on 7^th June
2019.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). 

 

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for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
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understanding.

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

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Hi,

Could I please be provided an update to my request.

Kind regards,
Alex

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Sir or Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 11981 and Warwickshire Police 11982

I write in connection with your requests for information received on 7th June 2019.

I regret to inform you that West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police has not been able to complete its response to your request within the 20 working days.
I am unable to provide a specific timescale for response but every effort will be made to ensure an appropriate response will be made as soon as possible.
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to telephone the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
email: [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint within 2 months.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or write to:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510

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Dear Sir or Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 11981
and Warwickshire Police 11982

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 7^th June 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:

I would like to know the total number of injuries that police officers
have suffered.  Please provide a total for each year I will stipulate
below. 

I would like to know the types of injuries that they are recorded to have
suffered. I would like this broken down across the time period below.

I would like this information from across the past five years, up to the
most recent set of data available for 2019.

If the injuries were sustained whilst working in a neighbouring force
please provide an additional breakdown.

 

REPLY:

West Mercia Police 11981

Warwickshire Police 11982

Please see attached tables.

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S Biddle

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565 / 331559

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again -

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax:    01625 524 510