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Operations, Investigations and Incident Reports

2020 Disclosures

1) Does your Force

a) own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones? if so, how many, and what type/make?

b) sub-contract UAV services from an outside body, company, or other police force for police operations?

If so, which body/company/forces and what type/make are used?

2) How many times has your Force used drones for police operations since Jan 2020 (please can you provide monthly figures)? If answering this question would exceed costs limits, a monthly estimate would be sufficient, but please confirm figures are estimated.

Can you describe the type of operations in which drones have been used (i.e. public order, missing person search, etc.)?

3) Did your Force utilize the changes brought in by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) between 8 April 2020 and 6 May 2020 to allow greater flexibility in the use of UAVs by the police in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak, and if so on how many occasions?

4) Have any complaints been lodged with your Force about their use of UAVs in the last 6 months?

 

 

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In the years 2019/2020 how many video submissions were made to the Operation Snap system/website?

Of these, how many were from cyclists?

How many showed what a cyclist considered to be close passes?

How many of the overall submissions by cyclists resulted in court appearances?

How many of the overall submissions by cyclists resulted in letters or contact to the driver?

How many of the overall submissions by cyclists resulted in the driver being compelled to attend a training course?

How many of the overall submissions by cyclists resulted in the driver receiving a fine/points?

How many of the overall submissions by cyclists were disregarded and discarded?

How many cyclists were killed on the roads in Dorset in 2019/2020

How many cyclists were seriously injured on the roads in Dorset in 2019/2020

 

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How many submissions of dashcam, smartphone or helmet camera footage of driving offences have been submitted to your force from members of the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

How many prosecutions for driving offences have resulted from dashcam, smartphone or helmet camera footage submitted by members of the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

What was the most common driving offence / top three driving offence submissions reported to your force from dashcam, smartphone or helmet camera footage from members of the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

What was the most common driving offence / top three driving offences prosecuted as a result of dashcam, smartphone or helmet camera footage submitted by members of the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019?

 

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As part of Operation Encompass how many contacts did your police force make to schools about domestic abuse incidents in:

January 2019 to December 2019

January 2020 to October 2020 (as up to date as possible)

If you don’t operate the Operation Encompass Scheme, but a similar scheme then please explain what scheme you run and give figures for the scheme you do operate for the dates above.

 

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How many officers a posted to your drone team? Are they full time or seconded?

How many drones do you have?

How many missions were recorded for the drone team as well as NPAS in Dorset?

 

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2021 Disclosures

I’d like some information on press reporting of use of Tasers in relation to children. The report claims that Tasers have been drawn 12 times on children and used once on a child aged between 11-17 in 2019/20. 

Could you provide me with details of the circumstances around these incidents in particular where the Taser was used and the age and sex of the child

 

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