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:
- about yourself
- about third parties
- about your police record
- to access legal aid
- for employment purposes
- for civil proceedings
- for insurance requests
- in relation to police certificates for the purpose of emigration, visas and residency
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:
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 email@example.com.
You can also write to us:Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 52, Lloyd House
Colmore Circus Queensway
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
We aim to respond to all requests within 20 working days.