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Date Responded 22 January 2020

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. Does Northumbria police permit the wearing of the blue line badge on uniforms.
  2. If so, which Officer authorised this.

In Response:

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

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

Police Officers are only permitted to wear Police Uniform with official police insignia.  The wearing of charity badges may be permitted with prior permission.

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