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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

I am requesting information to police officers who are Freemasons.

I would like to know the number of officers who are Freemasons, please can you provide these number for the past 5 years.

If the FOI allows, please can you provide a list of Police Officers by name, rank and collar number as well as the lodge they are associated.

If the names cannot be divulged, then a list just by rank and lodge.

From the College of Policing code of ethics, the following is noted:

Associations
6.3
Membership of groups or societies, or associations with groups or individuals, must not create an actual or apparent conflict of interest with police work and responsibilities.
6.4
The test is whether a reasonably informed member of the public might reasonably believe that your membership or association could adversely affect your ability to discharge your policing duties effectively and impartially.

As a reasonable member of the public, I believe that a membership to the Freemasons by a Lancashire police officer 'could' adversely affect their ability to undertake duties as a police officer and therefore should be available.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ponting

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 3711/17

Please find attached Lancashire Constabulary’s response to your recent
request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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