Police Training and Illegal Hunting

Jean Roberts made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

Please could you answer the following FOI questions.

What % of current Police Officers - excluding Wildlife Officers - have received training to recognise illegal hunting?

What % of current 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?

Yours faithfully,

Jean Roberts

Sussex Police

Date: 04/02/2019

Your Ref:  Freedom of Information request - Police Training and Illegal Hunting     

Our Ref: FOI 161.19

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Jean,

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FOI

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