Officer training re illegal Hunting and prosecutions.

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

Please could you answer the following FOI questions.

What % of Police Officers - excluding Wildlife Officers - have received training to recognise illegal hunting?

What % of Wildlife Officers have received formal training to recognise illegal hunting?

Who provided this training - as in their qualifications and capacity?

How long was the training course?

Policy & Procedures:
Are officers being asked to actively monitor hunts and look for evidence of illegal activities?

Do officers monitoring hunts have to 'declare an interest' if they hunt?

Finally-
How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the illegal killing of foxes/hares?

Yours faithfully,
Ms. Wray

#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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Corporate Communications Department

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B Wray Our Reference 065/19

[FOI #543763 email] Date 14 January

 

 

Dear Ms Wray

 

Thank you for your request which I have copied below. In order for us to
provide you with the information you require some clarification is
necessary.

 

What % of Police Officers - excluding Wildlife Officers - have received
training to recognise illegal hunting?

 

What % of Wildlife Officers have received formal training to recognise
illegal hunting?

 

Who provided this training - as in their qualifications and capacity?

 

How long was the training course?

 

Policy & Procedures:

Are officers being asked to actively monitor  hunts and look for evidence
of illegal activities?

 

Do officers monitoring hunts have to 'declare an interest' if they hunt?

 

Finally-

How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the illegal
killing of foxes/hares?

 

Can you please a provide a timeframe for the information you are seeking
in your final question – for example, in 2018 or the last 3 months etc.  

 

I will be unable to start to process your request until I have received
your clarification. If your clarification is not received within 20
working days this request will be closed.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mark Ratajczak

Freedom of Information Research Officer

 

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Dear Mark
#Freedom of Information Requests,
Please give me the details for:-
Jan 2017- Dec 2017
and
Jan 2018 - dec 2018

Yours sincerely,

B Wray

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