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WPCC3-0097 Firearms Training Licence  

Decision Reference Number: WPCC3-0097

Lead Officer: PC Nathan Jackson

Chief Officer approval: ACC Ben Smith

Date: 29/06/23

Status: Non-confidential

Decision summary:

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

Date: 03/07/23

Supporting information

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

  1. 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.

9. Publication

Information in this form is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) and other legislation.  Unless the information provided is covered by an exemption and stated to be either confidential or partly confidential, the information contained in the form will be published on the OPCC website.

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.