Operations Staff (18354/18)

Request

I require an answer in the format of an email reply to this email please.

With regards to your Operations department please provide the following information, how many of your operational officers in the Firearms Unit / The Operational Support Unit and The Dog Unit are:

1) Female

2) BME

3) Transgender (at any stage)

4) Disabled (registered or otherwise)

I require a separate breakdown for each department and please provide separate figures for number of officers and what percentage that equates to of total establishment within that department and the Operations department as a whole ??

 

Response

We can confirm that some 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. Please find attached a redacted document.

You may also find the following website useful

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-use-of-firearms-statistics

REASONS FOR DECISION

The redacted information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

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

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached [18354_PIT_01].

Attachments

18354_ATTACHMENT_01 18354_PIT_01

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