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Date Responded 15 February 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. How many police officers are currently employed in the mounted section
  2. What year was the Mounted Section introduced into Northumbria Police

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

 Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Operations Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

 I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

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2. Information that would provide a response to this part is already in the public domain and I have provided the link below for you.  However in order to assist I can confirm that the year was 1867

 

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/history-northumbria-police-mounted-section-1497577

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