The policing of fracking and fossil fuel extraction/exploration activities in your constabulary

Liam Ward made this Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police

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Dear Humberside Police,

I am writing on behalf of the Office of Keith Taylor MEP; I would like to make the following requests relating to the policing of any fracking, oil and/or gas drilling/exploration protests and opposition in your constabulary in the last five years - if possible - over the last twelve months - if five years is too time-consuming.

The questions are now more narrowly focussed and should not prove too burdensome to answer. I have tried to be as clear as possible, but please let me know at the earliest possible opportunity if you require any clarifications.

I am requesting all of the information in digital form, an excel file for data is preferred to graphs and tables embedded within pdf files.

Can you please provide the answers to the following questions, in every case I am asking for details within the last five years - if possible, twelve months if not - and by 'drilling' I mean shale gas exploration, conventional and unconventional oil and gas drilling:

1. How many reports of violence or aggression against your officers have you received - in relation to the policing of the site/s?
2. Have any of your officers reported any injuries sustained during the policing of the site/s?
3. If so, what were their injuries and how were they sustained?
4. How many official complaints have Humberside Police received by protesters and local residents about the policing of their activities at the site/s?
5. What were the complaints relating to?
6. How many 'use of force' reports have been submitted by officers at the site/s? (I would like the day as the number of reports per day, from the first deployment until the present day)
7. Can you provide any further details of the nature of the force detailed in the reports? If so, what force was used against protesters?
8. What equipment are officers permitted to use in the course of their policing at the site/s (i.e. batons, cuffs, spray, etc.)?
9. How often has Humberside Police had cause to use any of that equipment, and what specifically, since first deployment at the site/s and the date of this request?
10. Are officers been given any specific training before being deployed on the site/s for the first time?
11. If so, what is the training?
12. If no, why not?

Yours faithfully,

Liam Ward

Information Compliance, Humberside Police

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13 October, 2017

Dear Liam Ward,

Thank you for your request for information dated 14 August, 2017 concerning I am writing on behalf of the Office of Keith Taylor MEP; I would like to make the following requests relating to the policing of any fracking, oil and/or gas drilling/exploration protests and opposition in your constabulary in the last five years - .

This is to inform you that all information relating to your request has been considered and a relevant response has been attached.

Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

If I can be of any further assistance on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Adele Livingston
Information Compliance Officer
01482 578662
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Priory Road
Kingston upon Hull
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