Date Responded 30 October 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 officers, specials and PCSOs reported symptoms of or received treatment for dehydration, heat stroke, heat exhaustion or related conditions while on duty from May 1, 2018- September 30, 2018? Please also provide data for May-September 2017.

2 Do you have a tattoo policy which requires uniformed workers to wear long sleeves if they have visible tattoos on their arms?

3 Did your force make any allowances or take any extra measures to protect officers during the extreme temperatures this summer?

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 HR Department of 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.

  1. None
  2. No
  3. No information held. 
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