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Freedom of Information

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 here.

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 information is not available under FOI?

You will not be able to request information:

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

What information is already available?

Published responses to FOI requests can be found on our FOI Disclosure Log

Our Publication Scheme provides information about us, in relation to:

Our Proactive Publication provides further information not covered by the classes of information in the Publication Scheme above.

Additionally, you can find crime statistics by visiting:

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

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

You can also write to us at:

Freedom of Information Unit
West Midlands Police
Lloyd House
Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6NQ

You should include:

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

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

What if I am dissatisfied with the response to, or handling of my FOI request?

Please see our FOI Reviews and Appeals page here