Mustn’t swear, honestly, but yesterday provided me with a true WTF moment.
Following the recent visit of that nice Mr Trump to the UK, it became obvious via news and Social Media, plus personal observations on the M40, that many Police Officers had been deployed on Mutual Aid to assist with the Policing and Security for the visit. Nosey old me wondered just how many cops had been disrupted by Mutual Aid. It allegedly cost Police Sotland £5 Million for Mr Trump to enjoy a round of golf. Even my local Golf Club isn’t that expensive.
Who co-ordinates Mutual Aid in England and Wales. Answer:- The National Police Co-Ordination Centre, part of the National Police Chiefs Council.
So, I fired them off a Freedom of Information request thus;
1. How many Mutual Aid deployments have there been in England and Wales?
2. For each deployment, which force received the Mutual Aid?
3. How many officers were sent on Mutual Aid?
To be helpful I even added the foillowing rider;
“I specifically DO NOT REQUIRE any details concerning the nature...
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