Decision Reference Number: WPCC3-0097
Lead Officer: PC Nathan Jackson
Chief Officer approval: ACC Ben Smith
Warwickshire Police to utilise JLR location ( Castle Farm) as a training venue for firearms. This decision notice is to approve the legal agreement of use of the land at JLR.
I confirm that my register of interests declaration is up to date and that none of my interests preclude me from making this decision.
Signature: Philip Seccombe
1. Background information
Warwickshire Police Firearms Training Unit has been seeking out potential locations to utilise for training across the county. A void premises owned by JLR ( Castle Farm) has been identified as a suitable location.
2. List of additional information attached as appendices
- JLR and PCC agreement
3. Expected benefits
Use of an appropriate location for firearms training for officers.
4. Impact of not approving the application
Unable to deliver training for Police Officers.
5. Costs (including any identified savings)
There is no associated cost. JLR have confirmed there is no fee.
6. Equality considerations
Police Officers are expected to be able to travel around the county, and JLR is suitably located. There appears to be no detriment to those attending courses that is identifiable.
7. Legal comments
The agreement has been reviewed by Warwickshire Police Head of Legal Services and deemed appropriate to proceed.
8. Social or Environmental considerations
This arrangement may result in more travel throughout the county for some course attendees, however will be an addition to appropriate firearms training venues/locations.
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Comments from the Treasurer
There is no associated financial cost to this decision, it will provide for strong professionalism and required expertise within the force.
Comments from the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer
This decision will benefit the force in adding a further training location to its existing portfolio for firearms training. The site is appropriate and located within the county.