Protest costs within Dudley (2636_15)

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How much money was spent by the force on a) The Britain First protest in Dudley town centre on May b) The All Football Fans/Firms March Against Islamisation (AFFFMAI) protest in Dudley town centre on June 13.

For each protest could you outline how the money was spent, for example, how much was spent on bringing in officers from other police forces and how much was spent on planning and operational costs?

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Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The Britain First protests in Dudley town centre on May 9th, Costs recorded on our finance system at the end of July are £33,800. Costs relate to hours worked, vehicles and other associated supplies and services required for the operation.

It is likely that any work completed in duty time would not have been coded here, as pay is coded centrally. The operational code would just capture the overtime and other associated costs that are identified as related to the operation.

There is no mutual aid from other forces detailed on within the finance records.

The All Football Fans/Firms March Against Islamisation (AFFFMAI) protest in Dudley town centre on June 13.

As this protest only took place on 13th June costs detailed on the ledger are £59,900, however this indicates that not all costs have been received as yet.

Final details of expenditure for an operation are not always captured on our systems until some month’s later; mutual aid claims can take some time to be submitted by other forces.

Therefore this is the only recorded information we have at the time of your request, you may find it beneficial to re-submit your request in the future to obtain any further expenditure/ costs associated with this operation.

 

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