Skip to content

Drug Overdose Training (883A/23)


Please would you let me know in writing if you hold information of the

following description:

  1. The training that is given to West Midlands Police officers on how to respond to a case where there is a suspected victim of drug overdose;
  2. The protocol that is to be followed by West Midlands Police officers on how to respond and investigate following a death from drug overdose.

Please may I see the information.


We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email, I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find our response attached (883A_Attachment).


The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 31(1)(a) – Law enforcement

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (883A_PIT).