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Agata Tina Campanella made this Freedom of Information request to Gloucestershire Constabulary

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Agata Tina Campanella

Dear Gloucestershire 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?

Yours faithfully,

Agata Tina Campanella

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Dear Ms Campanella,

Enquiry Ref : 2011/3034

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry, which we received on 22 February 2011, requesting information concerning:

1.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

2.Is it possible to hire an officer on horseback/ an officer with a police vehicle?

3.How much money did your force make in 2010 as a result of these private hirings out?
4.Is it possible to have a break down event by event of how much was made, with details of the event itself?

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act, it will be our aim to respond to your request by 22 March 2011. However, it may be that we need to seek further clarification or information from you. This will add to the time in which we are allowed to respond to your request, of which you will be advised, together with the likely timescale within which the response will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your request please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Miss J Baynes
Freedom of Information Officer

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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Dear Agata Tina Campanella

Gloucestershire Constabulary Freedom of Information request 2011.3034

On 22nd February 2011 you sent an e-mail constituting a request under the Freedom of Information Act asking the following:

1. 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 - i.e., 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
2. Is it possible to hire an officer on horseback/ an officer with a police vehicle?
3. How much money did your force make in 2010 as a result of these private hiring’s out?
4. Is it possible to have a break down event by event of how much was made, with details of the event itself?

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 s1, I can confirm that the Gloucestershire Constabulary holds some relevant information

1. In response to question 1, the information that you have requested in already reasonably accessible to you by other means and is therefore exempt by virtue of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Information of this nature is published in the document titled “Paying the Bill” – ACPO Guidance on Charging for Police Services. The following link will take you to directly to the report:
http://www.polfig.com/Documents/2009_ACP...
2. In response to question 2 it is possible to hire an Officer on horseback/with a police vehicle, this is detailed in the ACPO Guidance detailed in question 1.
3. In 2010 Gloucestershire Constabulary received a total of £571,779 for Police Services at private events.
4. In response to question 4 please see the breakdown of events for 2010 in the table below.

Event Income
RIAT £198,894
Cheltenham National Hunt Festival £287,063
Cheltenham Racing (Not Gold Cup) £40,596
Cheltenham Football £8,120
Leavers Ball £201
Westonbirt Music Concerts £17,448
Forest Green Rovers £2,146
Elver Patrol £1,802
Moreton-in-Marsh Show £1,104
North Cotswolds Hunt £977
Gloucester RFC £6,724
Stow Fair £500
Gatcombe Park £4,210
Frampton Country Fair £1,994
Total £571,779

I hope this information is useful.

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If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Miss A Pressman
Freedom of Information Officer
Gloucestershire Constabulary

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