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Wildlife Crime Officers (199_20)

Request

Could you please provide me with the annual number of dedicated wildlife officers West Midlands Police has had from 2009-2019. 

Response

There are currently 17 Wildlife Crime Officers with West Midlands Police, however none of these are dedicated roles. The role is performed alongside that particular officer’s primary role. West Midlands Police are unable to provide the number of Wildlife Crime Officers in an annual breakdown, as some may have left / retired and the information for those officers is not available.

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.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.

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