The usage of Police Community Support Officers

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Dear Leicestershire Constabulary,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

Please may you provide me with an up to date list that details which discretionary powers are designated for Police Community Support Officers in your force if they are used within your force?

If you do utilise Police Community Support Officers, what are the advantages of having both Police Community Support Officers as well as regular Police Constables?

If you do not have Police Community Support Officers, what are the reasonings/advantages to this?

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

James Thomas

FOI, Leicestershire Constabulary

Dear Mr Thomas

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This is receiving our attention and a response will be sent to you in due course and within the specified time.


Jane Orange
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Management
Leicestershire Police
email; [Leicestershire Police request email]
Tel: 101 Ext: 3307041

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Good Morning Mr Thomas

Please find attached our response to your FOI request



Kind Regards


Linda Dempsey

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management Section

Specialist Services

Leicestershire Police



mail to: [2][email address]

or [3][Leicestershire Police request email]

Tel: 101. Extn 3308035 Voice Mail 8035




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