This request follows a previous one made to you by someone else on the same subject, on the earlier date of December 3 2015 re:
Domestic Abuse Training (4429/15)and, it seems, responded to by Human Resources:
The numbers of officers in your force who have received training on the new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour”.
This refers to: ‘Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate or Family Relationship’
Statutory Guidance Framework
The total number of officers who have received training on the domestic abuse offence of “Coercive and Controlling Behaviour” since it came into force in December 2015 is 497.
You may wish to consult the following link which is a previously published response to a past FOI request. It provides further information on Domestic Abuse training at West Midlands Police.
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