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

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Dear Thames Valley Police,

I am writing on behalf of the Office of Keith Taylor MEP; I would like to make the following updated request relating to the cost of policing of any fracking, oil and/or gas drilling/exploration protests and opposition in your constabulary in the last five years - 12 months if you deem five years to be too burdensome, cost-wise.

The questions should follow logically 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 and by 'drilling' I mean shale gas exploration, conventional and unconventional oil and gas drilling:

1. How many staff hours in total, from the first deployment until the time of this request, has been diverted to policing the aforementioned protests?
2. How many Thames Valley Constabulary officers have been taken from other, regular duties to police the protests?
3. How many Thames Valley Constabulary officers are working overtime to cover the protests?
4. What is the highest payment/remuneration paid to an officer for one shift covering the protest, including any bonus or overtime payments? How long was said shift?
5. What is the average amount of extra/bonus/overtime remuneration paid to all of the officers who have been responsible for policing these sites?
6. What has been the total cost to the Thames Valley Constabulary for the policing of drilling sites, from first deployment until the time of this request?
7. How much have the firm/s operating the licence/s paid the Thames Valley Constabulary to cover the cost of the policing efforts?

Yours faithfully,

Liam Ward

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

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Dear Mr Ward


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Darren Humphries  | Public Access Officer

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