Dear Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner,
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?
How many successful prosecutions have you secured regarding the illegal killing of foxes/hares?
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Dear Mr Wray
Further to your request below, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. The appropriate authority is the Devon and Cornwall Police. I note that you have contacted us through 'What do you know' website, please redirect your request to Devon and Cornwall Police - you will find their contact details on that website. Alternatively, with your permission, I can forward it on.
Dear Mr Wray
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