Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|20 Feb 2018, 5:12 p.m.||Wildlife: Crime||Holly Lynch|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police officers appointed as wildlife crime officers hold a range of other responsibilities.
Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)
The Government does not prescribe the nature or level of resources deployed by police forces to tackle wildlife crime. Whether wildlife crime officers focus solely on tackling wildlife crime, or hold a range of other responsibilities, are operational matters for police forces. It is for Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure that forces’ priorities reflect those of their communities, and individual forces must have the flexibility to deploy their resources without Government interference.