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Reviews and Appeals

FOI Review Procedure

If you are not happy with our response to, or handling of your FOI request, you can ask for a review.

You must send your request for a review in writing within 40 working days of the original response being issued.

Make sure you include your request reference number, and why you want a review. We aim to respond to you within 20 working days.

Send your request for a review via email to

You can also write to us at:

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

Appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

If you are not happy with our response to your review, you can also appeal to the ICO. They will then decide if we have acted correctly.

You can find out how to request an appeal by visiting their website: FOI and EIR complaints | ICO

You can also call 0303 123 113, or write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane