Disclosure Details

Police Officers In Schools - 483/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:      11/06/2012

Date of response:   25/026/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated  11th June 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

I am requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) on police officers operating at schools.

Please detail the following for each school:

  1. how many a) officers and b) PCSOs are stationed on school grounds

  2. an estimate of the total number of hours per week

  3. a description of the purpose of the police presence

  4. the name of the school

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 six Area Commands of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

By 'stationed' we have interpreted this to be the base where an officer can usually be found, ie full time role

  1. 1 Pc

  2. 40 hours per week

  3. An opportunity for engagement & to be a positive role model within the school environment in addition to other school staff.

  4. Excelsior Academy, Newcastle

Further information regarding Northumbria Police's role in schools can be found on our website.


The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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