Police officers with outside business interests

Christian Barnett made this Freedom of Information request to West Mercia Police

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Christian Barnett

Dear West Mercia Police,

Please could you tell me how many police officers employed by West Mercia Police currently (as of August 2018) have declared an 'outside business interest'.

Of those officers who have declared an 'outside business interest' could you please set out what
that outside business interest is - ie the company name.

Yours faithfully,

Christian Barnett

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Barnett

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 10029

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police information
which was dated and received on 7^th August 2018.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.  In some circumstances West Mercia Police may be unable to achieve
this deadline.  If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sue Cale

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Unit

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Internal ext:  2545

Direct Line 01905 331545

 

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

 
Dear Mr Barnett
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 10029
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 7^th August 2018.  Please find below the response to your request:
Please could you tell me how many police officers employed by West Mercia
Police currently (as of August 2018) have declared an 'outside business
interest'.
Of those officers who have declared an 'outside business interest' could
you please set out what that outside business interest is - ie the company
name.

Interest Total
Admin/Clerical 3
Animal 6
Beauty Treatments 1
Building/Landscaping 6
Driving 11
Entertainment 7
Horticultural 2
Other 51
Photography 4
Property 76
Reservist - Army 1
Reservist - Cadet Instructor 2
Reservist - Royal Air Force 1
Retail 4
Social Care 5
Sport/Dance 12
Teaching/Training 3
Grand Total 195

The force does not hold the company name
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by our
HR Department is as accurate as possible
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

 
Dear Mr Barnett
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 10029. Additional Enquiry
 
I write in reference to your phone enquiry whereby you asked what type of
business interest would fall under the category of `other`. As per our
conversation, please be advised that this would cover the business
interests that do not fit into another recording category. This may
include the following examples:
 
 
Spiritualist
Mystery Diner
Ranger
Reflexologist
School Governor
Marshall
Making cakes
Bike renovation/repair
Foster Carer
 
 
I hope that this is of assistance
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police