PCSO Powers (4146_16)

Request

1) Have your PCSOs been enabled with any of the following additional powers?:

  1. a) Powers to detain
  2. b) Powers to search
  3. c) Powers to use reasonable force against an individual `making off¿

 

2) Have any of your PCSOs been equipped with any of the following?:

 

  1. a) baton
  2. b) handcuffs
  3. c) Tazer
  4. d) Body worn video
  5. e) Incapacitant spray
  6. f) Motor vehicles

 

3) Within an given 12 months between 2014 and 2016 that you have records for how many people have been a) arrested and b) prosecuted for `making off¿ when stopped by a PCSO?

 

4) Within an given 12 months between 2014 and 2016 that you have records for how many people have been a) arrested and b) prosecuted for refusing to be searched by a PCSO?

Response

1) Have your PCSOs been enabled with any of the following additional powers?:

  1. a) Powers to detain
  2. b) Powers to search
  3. c) Powers to use reasonable force against an individual `making off’

 

This information can be found on the following website

 

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/pcso-powers-4229_15/

 

 

2) Have any of your PCSOs been equipped with any of the following?:

 

  1. a) baton
  2. b) handcuffs
  3. c) Tazer
  4. d) Body worn video
  5. e) Incapacitant spray
  6. f) Motor vehicles

 

As above

 

3) Within an given 12 months between 2014 and 2016 that you have records for how many people have been a) arrested and b) prosecuted for `making off’ when stopped by a PCSO?

 

We have searched our systems and there is no recorded information held that relates to ‘ making off’. There is 1 recorded arrest for ‘Fail to give name / address to an accredited person – acting in an anti-social manner – Police Reform’ which was in 2014.

 

4) Within an given 12 months between 2014 and 2016 that you have records for how many people have been a) arrested and b) prosecuted for refusing to be searched by a PCSO?

 

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