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Firearms Training (8995/19)


1) What locations have West Midlands Police used to do any firearms training over the last 5 years?

2) Has any firearms training in the last 5 years been undertaken at any Armed Forces locations?

3) How many West Midlands police officers held firearms certificates as of July 2017?

4) How many West Midlands police officers held shotgun certificates as of July 2017?


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 afraid that I am not required to release all of the information requested with regard to specific locations.


The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

Section 31 (1) (a) (b) – Law enforcement

Section 38 (1) (b) – Health and safety

These exemptions 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 (8995_PIT).