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FOI requests responded to between June 2021 - May 2022

Below are a selection of responses to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act between 1st June 2021 and 31st May 2022.

23 May 2022 - PCC political diary - response

On Monday 23rd May 2022, I saw a posting on Facebook, under the name 'Luis Gordon, Cranmore, Tiverton - Ward Representative - Conservatives is in Tiverton, Devon, United Kingdom', apparently posted some 23 hours previously and it showed a number of photos including Alison Hernandez and the selected Tory candidate Helen Hurford. It contained the wording "Great choice of candidate for the Tiverton and Honiton Conservatives, Helen Hurford. Congratulations Helen. #HelenHurford#Conservatives #Tivertonandhoniton #election #Tiverton. 

Two of the three photos show Hurford with the police commissioner and outside of police premises. See:

What information do you hold on the Commissioner's appointments for the day  upon which the photos were take?

When were the appointments made?

What was the date and outside which police station were the photos taken?

What was the purpose of the Commissioner's visit to that location?

Did the Commissioner meet any police officers that day (at that location)  for any planned meetings and if so, who and  what agenda items were discussed.

Was the Commissioner accompanied by anyone else from her office, if so whom?

Has the Commissioner been photographed, or posed, with any other candidate standing in the Tiverton by election - or allowed her image to be used in social media posts about the election?

10 May 2022 Police misconduct hearings - response

I would like to know how many misconduct hearings were held in private misconduct hearings. How many were chaired by the LQQ             of the 5 dismissed police officers? how many private misconduct hearings have been chaired by the LQC              for Devon and Cornwall police force since    became an LQC? compared to other LQC’s on the lists to date? focusing on the last 2 years.

29 March 2022 OPCC Costs -response

Please provide a breakdown of all costs associated with the running of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in your force, for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

This is to include (not an exhaustive list):

Staffing Related Costs,
Transport and ICV Expenses,
Supplies and Services and Surveys,
Audit and Professional Fees,
Communications and IT,
Misconduct Tribunal Appeal Costs,
Communications/PR Contract, and any other associated costs with running the office.

Additionally, please provide a breakdown of the salaries of the 5 highest-paid employees within the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

3/02/22 OPCC attendance record - response

Please provide the following information: 

  • How many people, including full-time, part-time and temporary employees, are currently recorded as being based at your main office, either by having a desk or a security pass or any other metric that you use?
  • Of these, how many were recorded as having entered the building on the following days:
    a. Monday 6th September 2021
    b. Monday 13th December 2021
    c. Monday 24th January 2022

04/01/22 OPCC agreements - response

Please provide the following information:

  • Please confirm whether your police force has considered entering into a collaboration agreement pursuant to section 22A of the Police Act 1996 (as amended by the PRSRA) to establish a Forensic Capability Network (FCN).
  • Please confirm whether, as a result of such consideration, that such an agreement has been signed and if not please supply the reasons for not entering such an agreement.
  • If, such an agreement has been entered, please supply the date on which the agreement came into legal force.
  • Please confirm whether your police force has agreed that the Forensic Capability Network will prepare the next round of contracts for physical forensic services as part of their "next generation procurement" as detailed here on the FCN website , in other words, is your police force using this process or something else to procure such services?
  • If your police force is using something other than the Forensic Capability Network's process described in (4), please provide information as to what that process is.

17/01/22 OPCC property ownership information - response

Please provide the following information:

  • Please could you provide a full list of property owned by the Police and Crime Commissioner with addresses, could you please include details where joint ownership or similar agreement exists between the PCC and other organisations such as a neighbouring police force.  
  •  Please could you provide a full list of property rented or leased by the Police and Crime Commissioner with addresses, used for a policing purpose or residential use by your police force. 
  •  In the past 12 months has your force rented any properties on a short term basis and if so could you please provide details including rent paid and any deposits or similar provided as part of the rental or lease of the property. 
  •  During the same period has the PCC disposed of any buildings previously used for policing or in support of policing, if so please provide details of the building(s) disposed of. 
  •  Can you provide details of how buildings and estate are managed by the PCC on behalf of Policing within your force area.   

*For clarity when I refer to property I mean buildings such as bases, offices, police stations, or other buildings used in support of a policing purpose*

Further information can be found here

15/12/21 Community trigger information - response

Please provide the following information:

  • Do you have information relating to the Community Trigger on your website?
  • Does this information include any statistics pertaining to the community trigger?
  • If yes to question 2, what statistics are detailed and is this for all the local authority areas you cover? 4. In making and revising the review procedures, the relevant bodies in a local government area must consult the local policing body for the relevant police area. Please could you advise when these reviews last occurred in all of your local authority areas?
  • Are you involved in the Community Trigger appeals process in any of your local authority areas? If so, can you explain the extent of your involvement? and the grounds on which someone can make an appeal?

29/11/21 OPCC council tax expenses - response

Please provide the following information:

  • Please give information regarding the increase of council tax and what the Commissioner has spent the finances on

13/10/21 OPCC finances - response

Please provide the following information:

  • The total cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21
  • The total remuneration bill in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21. Remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind. Please itemize all of these separately.
  • The total remuneration paid to the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21


21/09/21 Staff changes at OPCC - response below 

Please provide me with full details of staffing changes within the OPCC since the election in May.

  1. Number of staff hired, including job titles and salaries
  • 0
  1. Number of staff made redundant or who have resigned or retired, including severance payments
  • 5 in total.  4 resignations and 1 end of fixed term contract.


09/07/21 Use of substrances - response

I request the following information held or relied upon for policy/policing decisions, for the date range 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2020:

A complete list of the authorities AND documentation in ALL forms, from ALL sources, including The Home Office, stating the LD50 (the Lethal Dose for 50% of HUMAN recipients) of Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol AND Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol.


11/06/21 Qualitative and quantative research - response

Please could I request under the Freedom of Information Act all forms of qualitative and quantitative research you have undertaken (surveys, focus groups, depth interviews) that have focused on public or victim perceptions of policing generally or your force specifically, covering 2019 and 2020 calendar years.