The Freedom of Information Act 2000 places duties on all public authorities, including Police and Crime Commissioners.
The act is part of a wider initiative to make government and its decision-making processes more open and accountable. It also provided authorities with an opportunity to review their openness and accessibility.
Any individual or body has the right to seek access to information held by the authority. This includes both a right to be told whether the information exists as well as the right to receive it.
By law the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon is required to publish certain information. Details of this can be found under the Statutory Information page.
Responses to previous FOI requests can be viewed on the disclosure log.
Making a Freedom of Information Act request
If the published material does not provide you with the information you seek, you can make a Freedom of Information request to the Police and Crime Commissioner in writing to:
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
When requesting information please include the following details:
- Your name and address
- The information or documents you would like to access
- The way you would like the information to be sent to you (e.g. hard copy, via email)
Depending on the nature of your request a fee may be payable.
Should we not hold the information you have requested or are unable to disclose the information in line with exemptions in the act we will notify you.
We have 20 working days to respond to your request and endeavour to do so in every instance.