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School Based Officers - 1328/20

Date Responded 17 September 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. Please provide data on the total number of schools in your area that have school-based police officers?
  2. And whether there are plans for this number (in total) to increase in 2020-2021?

Please can this be broken down by:

(i) The name of the school

(ii) The number of officers based at the school currently.

In Response:

  1. As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

Similar requests have been made, responded to and published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log for public review, FOI 485/20 refers and the link to the Log is below.

This information is available publicly and S21 is therefore relevant.

I can confirm the information is still relevant.

No information held. As of the date of this submission no information was held regarding this point.

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