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Criminal Gangs and Tetra

23641 We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:  Are there any known organisations which are…

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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: 

Are there any known organisations which are seen to be above the law by the police in the UK and when these people or groups are involved the police do nothing, if so which organisations?

Can Tetra be used for psychological harassment? How does the Tetra system, which works on the brain waves length, be abused?

We released the following information on 22 August 2012.

 

There are no organisations which are above, or seen to be above, the law.

The radio service for police and other emergency services in England, Scotland and Wales is known as “Airwave” and is based on the TETRA standard.  A number of research projects since 2001 have looked at the possible effects Airwave technology may have on the health of police officers and staff.  These projects have not found any link to health problems caused by the use of Airwave or TETRA masts. In addition, there is no evidence that a TETRA based network is, or can be, used for psychological harassment or ‘mind control’.

In addition, the government, through the National Policing Improvement Agency, funds the Imperial College Airwave Health Monitoring Programme, an epidemiological investigation of possible short or long-term health effects associated with the use of Airwave.  This is the only large-scale study of TETRA usage currently taking place anywhere in the world.  It is intended to include a cohort of between 70,000 and 100,000 police officers and staff.  The study has been running since 2003 and has a dedicated web site www.police-health.org.uk which gives fuller information.