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FOI 240 - Drug consumption rooms and overdose prevention centres

FOI Request 

Dear Sir/Madam,

I write to request copies of the following under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

- Any correspondence relating to Drug Consumption Rooms / facilities / centres (or Overdose Prevention Rooms / facilities / centres). If it is possible to do keyword searches on “drug consumption” and “overdose prevention”, this would suffice.

For guidance, I am seeking correspondence sent or received by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner between 1 January 2019 and today (13 January 2020).

If this FOI request is too wide or unclear in any respect, please contact me as per your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance. If any of this correspondence is already in the public domain, I would be grateful if you could direct me to it.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically, if possible.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

PCC Response


I can confirm that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland does hold this information.

As suggested within your request, I conducted searches of our business management system, which stores all of our email correspondence, for the key phrases “drug consumption” and “overdose prevention” within the specified timeframe. I also conducted a search of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s emails through Microsoft Outlook for the same key phrases.

Upon completing this exercise, four items of correspondence were identified. Three of these items were not sent or received within the timeframe specified in the request, so have not been included in this response.

The other item has been attached to my email response. Third party personal information has been redacted to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.


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