Grâce à la liberté dans les communications, des groupes d’hommes de même nature pourront se réunir et fonder des communautés. Les nations seront dépassées.
Friedrich Nietzsche (Fragments posthumes XIII-883)

Position du Leicestershire Constabulary


Operation Task Publication Strategy

Category : Investigation
Information : • Police to police communications
• Witness statements
• Internal correspondence – emails etc
• Leicestershire Constabulary Gold Group minutes
• Statistic – ie, how many sightings etc
• Correspondence from Crimestoppers
• Correspondence from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency
• Documentation relating to intelligence
• House-to-house questionnaires
• Paperwork in relation to RIPA
• SIO’s policy book
Schedule : - Anything in relation to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will not be released whilst it remains ongoing.
- Consideration may be given to releasing certain material, ie. that which would not reveal police tactics, when the circumstances surrounding Madeleine’s disappearance are fully known and the person/people involved have been brought to justice and a suitable period for any appeal has elapsed.

Category : Family liaison
Information : • Copies of correspondence to/from the McCann family
• Details of visits/meetings with the McCanns
• Details of who has had contact with the McCann family
• Family liaison logs
Schedule : - Anything in relation to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will not be released whilst it remains ongoing.
- Consideration may be given to releasing certain material, ie. that which would not reveal police tactics, when the circumstances surrounding Madeleine’s disappearance are fully known and the person/people involved have been brought to justice and a suitable period for any appeal has elapsed.

Category : Interaction with Portuguese Police/Authorities
Information : • Number of visits to Portugal by Leicestershire Constabulary staff and details of those staff
• Police to police communication
• Copies of legal documentation in relation to court action in Portugal
Schedule : - Information available if requested would give details of the rank/position held on the enquiry.
- Anything in relation to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will not be released whilst it remains ongoing.
- Consideration may be given to releasing certain material, ie. that which would not reveal police tactics, when the circumstances surrounding Madeleine’s disappearance are fully known and the person/people involved have been brought to justice and a suitable period for any appeal has elapsed.

Category : Interaction with other agencies
Information : • National Gold Group minutes
• Correspondence to /from other agencies
• Details of contact/correspondence with Government ministers
Schedule : - Anything that discloses policing tactics or investigation strategies during the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will not be released.

Category : Outward-facing communication
Information : • Details/copies of any complaints made to the media
• Media strategies
• Details/correspondence/minutes of meetings with McCann’s official spokespeople
• Presentations given within the law enforcement agency to ensure learning from Operation Task is shared with other relevant individuals.
• Minutes of Gold communication group
Schedule : - Available if requested.
- Anything in relation to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will not be released whilst it remains ongoing.
- Consideration may be given to releasing certain material, ie. that which would not reveal police tactics, when the circumstances surrounding Madeleine’s disappearance are fully known and the person/people involved have been brought to justice and a suitable period for any appeal has elapsed.

Category : Finance
Information : • The total of the additional cost to Leicestershire Constabulary ie. not including standard time.
• The total amount that the Home Office has refunded Leicestershire Constabulary in respect of operation Task (if any) will be available after the end of each financial year.
• The standard time worked by all those staff engaged on Operation Task.
• Forensic costs
Schedule : - This will be available after the end of each financial year. We will not be breaking down further as it gives details of specific elements of the investigation.
- This will be available after the end of each financial
- This is not a figure held by the Force and to produce this would be take excessive time and would be impracticable.
- The FSS release this in their annual accounts.

Category : Staffing
Information : • Number and their position within the organisation that worked on Operation Task
Schedule : Yes
Category : Good practice/reviews
Information : Documents relating to any reviews in connection with the investigation
Schedule : - Matters relevant to specific policing issues and sensitive strategic matters will not appear within any publicly circulated review document until the circumstances surrounding Madeleine’s disappearance are fully known and the person/people involved have been brought to justice and a suitable period for any appeal has elapsed.
- Key areas of general learning that are identified on Operation Task which might be of assistance to others dealing with investigations of a similar nature will be appropriately disseminated in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary and the Gold Commander of Operation Task.