Officers driver trained (1110A/20 )
Please provide the number of police officers currently trained to the response/standard and advanced levels of driving.
Additionally, please specify the number of officers within their probationary period that are trained to response/standard level.
If possible, please include a copy of the service’s driving/driver training policy.
Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not available in a readily retrievable format. In relation the number of officers within their probationary period that are trained to response/standard level. To identify which officers are student officers, would require a manual search of all student officer training records to see if they have attended a driving course or not .
Therefore the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request
However, In accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide information in relation to question3 this information is already published please find the appropriate link to this information within the attachment.
This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests