Officer training re illegal Hunting and prosecutions.

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Dear Derbyshire 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,

B Wray

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

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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?

 

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