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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How we are working to keep our FOI Requests running during COVID-19

Freedom of Information

Making a request

Please be advised that due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, the force has less capacity to respond to FOI Requests.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 gives a general right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, provides exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on those authorities. You can find out more by the reading government website.

We want to be open and honest, and have a high level of public trust in us. This is helped by providing information directly through our publication scheme, and us responding to FOI requests.

What can I not request under FOI?

You will not be able to request information:

If you want to make a request on any of the above, visit our main website.

What information is already available?

Our publication scheme provides information about us, including:

You can view our published FOIs by visiting this page.

You can view crime statistics by visiting police.uk.

You can view conviction data by visiting the Ministry of Justice website.

I still can’t find what I’m looking for. How do I make a FOI request?

PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO COVID-19 OUR OFFICES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED, WE ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE POSTAL REQUESTS, PLEASE USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW FOR CORRESPONDENCE AT THIS TIME.

You should submit your request in writing by email to foi@west-midlands.police.uk.

You can also write to us:

Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 52, Lloyd House
Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6NQ.

You should include:

  • your real name
  • a return post or email address
  • the information or documents you want to access
  • the time period that the request covers

If you need any further information, please call us on 101 and dial extension number 801 2068.

We aim to respond to all requests within 20 working days.