Protection from Harassment Act 1997

Home Department written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Sandra Osborne Sandra Osborne Labour, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in England and Wales have been trained on the application of sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

Stalking is a serious crime and has a huge impact on victims. It is for chief constables in each police force to ensure that officers are effectively trained and kept up to date with the legislation. The Home Office continues to work with the police and other agencies to raise awareness and support training around the stalking offences.

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