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Policing the Hunting Act

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Dear Durham Constabulary,

My questions relate to your organisational structure concerning the policing of the Hunting Act, in particular illegal foxhunting.

1. While I understand that any officer can answer a 999 or 101 call relating to illegal hunting, which section or department has the responsibility for investigating any breaches of the Hunting Act?

2. Does this section or department have any other responsibilities, and if so, what are they?

3. How many staff work in this section or department and what rank are they?

4. Does the force have any Wildlife Crime Officers and if so, how many active Wildlife Crime officers are there and where are they based?

5. Does the force have an “Aide Memoire” or any other document for officers to use when involved in a call for illegal foxhunting? If so, may we see a copy of it?

6. How many police officers are there in total in the force?

Yours faithfully,

Pip Donovan

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Dear Durham Constabulary,

You have not responded to my FOI. The due date was yesterday.

Yours faithfully,

Pip Donovan

Freedom of Information,

Good morning,

We apologise for the delays in contacting you which have been due to the due to the staff in the Information Rights and Disclosure Unit having to prioritise the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children for the health, social care sector and Family Courts during the current period of national health emergency.

We are currently still processing your request and will disclose the requested information as soon as possible.

If you no longer require this information please let us know.
Once again we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Decision Maker
Information Rights & Disclosure Unit
Business Innovation & Development Command
Durham Constabulary
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Durham DH1 5TT

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Freedom of Information,

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Good morning,

Please find attached the response to the request.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Decision Maker.
Business Innovation & Development Command
Durham Constabulary
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Positive | Fair | Courageous | Inclusive | With Integrity
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Dear Freedom of Information,
I think you might have sent me the wrong document in reply to my FOI. Please advise.

Yours sincerely,

Pip Donovan

Freedom of Information,

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Good morning,

Please find attached the response to the request.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Decision Maker.
Business Innovation & Development Command
Durham Constabulary
Our Values & Vision:
Positive | Fair | Courageous | Inclusive | With Integrity
Protecting Neighbourhoods, Tackling Criminals, Solving Problems

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