Dear Lancashire Constabulary,
Could you provide a run down of the prices charged by your force for the private hire of officers under ‘special services’
a. Cost per attending Officer/rank
b. Cost per employment of weapons - ie, how much would it cost to
hire a Constable with a firearm (does it vary in accordance with
the type of weapon? For instance is it cheaper to hire one with a
pistol than a machine gun? – again if this is applicable
c. Cost per officer on horseback if this is applicable
d. cost of attending police car
Is it possible to hire an officer on horseback/ an officer with a police vehicle?
How much money did your force make in 2010 as a result of these private hirings out?
Is it possible to have a break down event by event of how much was made, with details of the event itself?
Agata Tina Campanella
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 2997/11
I write in connection with your request for information dated the 22/02/2011 which was received by Lancashire Constabulary on the same day. I note you seek access to the following information:
CHARGES FOR THE PRIVATE HIRE OF OFFICERS
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