Disclosure list


Firearms/Licensing/Gun crime - 2021

Firearm/shotgun certificates

The request in more detail:

Request no: 0968/21

1. How many firearm and shotgun certificates were issued in total in each of the following calendar years (if possible, please break this information down by new certificates and renewals): 2016 to 2020 2. How many firearm and shotgun certificates have been issued to holders who have declared a history of the following mental health issues identified in the statutory guidance for firearms licencing; anxiety, depression, suicidal thought or self-harm, acute stress-reaction or an acute reaction to the stress caused by trauma, mania, bipolar or a psychotic illness, a personality disorder or other mental health disorder, in each of the calendar years (if possible, please break this information down by new certificates and renewals): 2016 to 2020 3. How many firearm and shotgun certificates issued did NOT have the medical history declaration verified by a GP either because it was not requested or the GP did not respond in each of the following calendar years (If possible, please break this information down by new certificates and renewals): 2016 to 2020 4. Please could you provide a copy of your internal guidance to licensing officers on the criteria for issuing/renewing firearm and gunshot certificates. If this guidance has changed in the past 12 months, please could you provide a copy of both the previous guidance and the current guidance. 5. How many gun licenses were revoked on the basis of a change to the holder’s mental health – to include the following mental health issues identified in the statutory guidance for firearms licencing; anxiety, depression, suicidal thought or self-harm, acute stress-reaction or an acute reaction to the stress caused by trauma, mania, bipolar or a psychotic illness, a personality disorder or other mental health disorder, for each of the following calendar years: 2016 to 2020 6. Please provide the age of the youngest and the oldest holder of a firearm or shotgun certificate issued by your force.

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 30-Mar-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 0968.doc (726016 kb)

Juvenile Firearms Offences

The request in more detail:

Request no: 1900/21

1) For the 2020/21 financial year please state how many juveniles (children aged UNDER 18) you arrested on suspicion of having committed a firearms offence. 2) For the 2020/21 financial year please provide a grid showing the number of arrests for each individual age from 10 to 17 inclusive.

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 10-May-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 1900.doc (713728 kb)

Baton Rounds

The request in more detail:

Request no: 2660/21

- how many times did your officers discharge baton rounds in each of the last three full calendar years, broken down by year.

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 12-Jul-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 2660.doc (718848 kb)

Tasers

The request in more detail:

Request no: 2874/21

For each calendar year 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the period 1st January 2021 to 29th June 2021, could you please tell me: 1) How many times your police officers fired/discharged Tasers at people (i.e. in drive stun mode, angled drive stun mode or fired so that the barbs are discharged at the subject)? 2) The age range (i.e. youngest to oldest) of the people who police officers fired/discharged Tasers at? 3) For your answer to question 2, could you provide brief details of the incidents involving the youngest and oldest person tasered? 4) How many times your police officers fired/discharged Tasers at an animal (i.e. in drive stun mode, angled drive stun mode or fired so that the barbs are discharged)? 5) The type of animals (including breed if the animal is a dog) that police officers fired/discharged Tasers at?

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 21-Jul-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 2874.doc (723968 kb)

Tasers and children

The request in more detail:

Request no: 3113/21

1. How many children have been tasered (by a taser/CED) by your police force in the following years. a. 2018 b. 2019 c. 2020 d. 2021 to date 2. Please also disclose the following additional details for all instances of taser/CED use on children identified in the answers to Q1a-e: a. The age of the child (please give an exact age) b. The gender of the child c. The ethnicity of the child d. The type of taser use in each incident (drawn, fired etc) e. The recorded reason for taser use A child is defined as aged 16 or under

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 16-Aug-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 3113.doc (784896 kb)

Medical requirements for Firearms Officers

The request in more detail:

Request no: 0192/21

1.What are the medical requirements for an Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO)? 2. Are there any current AFO's (or in any other firearms related role) who work with aided hearing.

Response:

Please see attached - Records 1 and 2

Disclosure date: 28-Jan-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 0192.doc (714240 kb)

Record 2 - 0192.pdf (58641 kb)

Taser use on animals

The request in more detail:

Request no: 2222/21

1. It is my understanding that when a Taser is used an Appendix H - Taser Deployment Form has to be completed. Could you provide me with all such Appendix H forms held by your force where the incident took place in (i) the 19/20 financial year and (ii) the 20/21 financial year AND it was an animal rather than a person that was the target of the Taser. Note: If you do not use Appendix H forms or cannot provide me with redacted copies then please for each incident state (i) when (the year) and where (the police division) the incident happened, (ii) how many times the Taser was fired and by how many officers, (iii) the type of Taser weapon used, (iv) the reason the weapon was used and (v) the type of animal.

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 07-Jun-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 2222.doc (714752 kb)

Under 18 firearms offences

The request in more detail:

Request no: 0466/21

For the calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the period 1st January 2021 to 28th January 2021, please could you provide the following information: 1) The number of people aged under 18 who were arrested for firearm offences 2) For each arrested person listed in your answer to question 1, could you tell me: - Their age - Their sex/gender - The offence they were arrested for - Whether the arrested person was charged

Response:

Please see attached - Record 1

Disclosure date: 24-Feb-2021

Documents

Record 1 - 0466.doc (749568 kb)

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