Firearms Officers - 260/12
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 01/03/2012
Date of response: 27/03/2012
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 8 March 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
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How Many Officers of Northumabia police Are Firearms Trained
Between 1st of January 2011 and 1st of January 2012 How Many Times Were The Firearms Team's Deployed to Incidents
How Many Officers Of Northumbria Police are trained in the usage of stun trazers and what type of training is given to the officers to certify them in the usage of said tazer
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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 have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.
There were 201 incidents where firearms officers were deployed with a firearms authority.
378 All receive the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) approved training packages.
Further information regarding use of Taser and Firearms is freely available via the Northumbria Police website. I have provided the relevant links below.
The number of authorised firearms officers, by force, is published in the 'Statistics on Police Use of Firearms in England and Wales', this report is published annually on the Home Office website. The latest version (2009-10) was published on 9 June 2011, and I have provided a link below:-
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