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Public Affairs Spending (29A/24)


I would like to request a breakdown of the amount of money spent by the force on all public affairs, public relations and communications in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years, and the total spend so far in the 2023/24 financial year.
This includes all spend on the aforementioned fields which includes, but is not exclusive to internal communications/public relations staff pay, advertising costs, consultant fees and agency fees.


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.