Police Training, The Hunting Act and Illegal Hunting

Jean Roberts made this Freedom of Information request to Leicestershire Constabulary

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Dear Leicestershire Constabulary,

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 times have any police ever proactively monitored the hunt i.e. by following on foot?

Yours faithfully,

Jean Roberts

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Good Afternoon,

Please find attached our response to your FOI request dated 14/01/2019.

Leicestershire Police wish to apologise that the response is 3 days  over
the time specified within the Act for responding.

I trust this has not caused you too much inconvenience


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Linda Dempsey

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management Section

Corporate Services

Leicestershire Police



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Dear Linda,

Thank you for you helpful reply it is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Roberts