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Tasers (1113A/20)

Request

1) How many Tasers or conducted energy devices West Midlands Police has purchased, both quantity and money spent.

2) How many Tasers or conducted energy devices West Midlands Police has on stock.

3) How many officers are equipped with Tasers or conducted energy devices.

Can this information please be provided for each of a) the last ten years b) the last 24 months.

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see attached) I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

REASON FOR DECISION

Please note that researching each individual case would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12).  To locate and retrieve the last ten years spend would exceed the FOI time limit.

Attachments

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