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Category: Policy and Procedures

Mental Health Policies for New Recruits (820A/21)

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), I would like to make a request for the following information pertaining to the mental health policies for new recruits joining the West Midlands Police Force over the last five-years (2016 to present).

1/ Do the West Midlands Police Force have an occupational health policy for recruiting candidates who have previous suffered from mental health issues, such as depression?

Remote Legal Advice (398A/21)

1. Please provide a copy of your force’s policy on obtaining informed consent to remote legal advice during the pandemic and assistance in custody, including the date this policy was introduced.

PAVA/CS Spray (1133A/20)

(1) Do you have a written policy, practice, order, direction or other document which sets out your policy on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray by your service members and/or staff? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current policy version, as well as copies of any version which has been in force at any time from 1 January 2018 to 28 November 2020.

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