FOI request (FOI214719)
Community Protection Notices (CPN)
Requested Thu 08 June 2017
Responded Thu 08 June 2017
1. Please could you provide the number of Community Protection Notices (CPN) issued to a person responsible for a dog when the dog has shown it's capable of aggression since October 2014.
1 (a) if possible, the month and year of when the CPN was issued.
2. Please can you provide what the CPN ordered the responsible person to do, eg. do specified things like muzzling the dog.
3. Please can you provide the details as to who the person was that issued the CPN, i.e. a police officer, a council officer etc.
4. Please can you provide further detail if anyone issued with a CPN has not complied with that notice, i.e. been given a fine, the dog being removed etc.
5. When issuing a CPN, do you also inform the police?
Q1 - Zero
Q2 - Q4 - N/A
Q5 - Firstly in regard to CPNs for dangerous dogs although we have not issued any we do still use the dangerous dogs act 1871 to impose dog control orders on issues involving dog on dog attacks. The council is only responsible for investigating dog on dog attacks and if a successful dog control order is imposed then the order would instruct the owner for instance to have the dog on a lead and muzzle at all times. As a piece of work for the coming year we are going to investigate using CPNs to irresponsible dog owners, I must still stress though that this would only be for dog on dog attacks. As soon as there is a possibility that a person has been involved or if we had information that a dog is a danger to the public it would be passed onto the Police to investigate. CPNs can be issued for all manner of issues, not just dogs, there is no requirement to advise the Police on any that are issued but we would if we felt that there was a definite need for them to know.
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