Officer training re illegal Hunting and prosecutions.

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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?

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

Yours faithfully,

B Wray

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner

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TANNER Eleanor 90526, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner

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.

Kind regards

Eleanor

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Dear Mr Wray
Many thanks for your email requesting information. We believe that you may have intended to contact the Devon and Cornwall Police for this information. You can contact the FOI department of the Devon and Cornwall Police at [email address].
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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner,
Thank you for the offer to forward my request to the right department.
I would appreciate it if you would do that and I will await their response.

Yours sincerely,

B Wray

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner

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for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are pleased to hear from
you.

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Police and Crime Commissioner about something you are pleased or unhappy
with, or raising an issue that you think the Commissioner ought to be
aware of, then we will aim to respond as soon as possible, generally
within 20 working days, however, due to the large volumes of emails
currently being received it may take longer.

Please note that due to the large numbers of emails that we receive, it is
not possible to respond where the Commissioner has only been copied in,
unless you have specifically requested a response.

You may also find some, or all, of the information you require on our
website:
[1]http://www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk/H...

Complaints
If you have a complaint about officers or staff of Devon and Cornwall
Police, including complaints about operational policing, then we will
forward it to the appropriate complaints department within the Force who
will respond to you direct. These complaints are outside of the remit of
the Police and Crime Commissioner. For more details of complaints handled
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Dear Mr/Ms Wray

Your Freedom of Information Request was forwarded to this officer by the
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner:

 

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?

 

 

Devon & Cornwall Police answered an identically worded request to another
individual on whatdotheyknow.com yesterday

 

I have attached a copy of that response which answers your request

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me quoting my reference number as above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Steve Hawkins
Alliance Freedom of Information Officer

Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters, Middlemoor

 

Tel 01392 226770

[1][email address]

 

Alliance Information Management Department

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

Working together to serve the public

 

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For more information, or to contact us, please visit us at
[3]www.devon-cornwall.police.uk or [4]www.dorset.police.uk or e-mail
[5][email address] or [6][email address]

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