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Publication Number: 1536
FOI Number: 18769
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties on public authorities:
Unless exemptions apply, the first duty (at Section 1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held.
The second duty (at Section 1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.
However, where exemptions are relied upon (Section 17 of FOIA), there is a requirement to provide the applicant with an explanation either:
Are officers in uniform permitted to wear the Thin Blue Line patch as part of uniform.
If you could reply with a simple yes or no and the section of the policy that confirms the answer given.
First Duty – Essex Police does hold information relating to all your request.
Second Duty – See below
Fact – See below
Exemption – Not applicable
Essex Police can report as follows:
Caveat: The statements are correct as at 29 June 2023
Please see section 3.2.3 of the following procedure published on our website:
C3022 Procedure - Standards of Appearance | Essex Police
The following articles available via our publication scheme may also be of interest:
Police Uniform - Headwear Options | Essex Police
Policy on Tattoos | Essex Police
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