Dear Dorset 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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