Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 has given the right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions. The FOI Act applies to the vast majority of public authorities, including the Office of the Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime Commissioner.

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Make an FOI Request

Under the FOI Act public authorities are required to have a Publication Scheme which sets out the information that can be made routinely available to the public.

If you ask for information we will let you know in writing whether we hold information you have asked for and if we do, provide information to you within twenty working days, unless it is subject to an exemption.

We also have a duty to provide advice or assistance to you or anyone seeking information (for example, in order to explain what is readily available or to clarify what is wanted).


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