Freedom of Information request
The Freedom of Information Act was introduced to give the public greater access to information in relation to the workings of government and public bodies. Ensuring a more open and transparent public authority, with greater accountability.
The Act places a number of obligations on public authorities and provides a general right of access to all information recorded by the constabulary, subject to the application of an applicable exemption or exemptions.
The Act encourages public authorities to efficiently manage their information, to ensure the disclosure of accurate information, by both:
- Proactive disclosure via the Publication Scheme and Disclosure Logs
- Responding to information requests
Any individual can make a request for information under the Act and there are two specific related rights to individuals making a request for information:
- The right to be told whether the information exists
- The right to receive the information
The above rights are subject to the application of relevant exemptions, which can remove the right of the constabulary to provide the data or confirm that any information exists.
Further information regarding exemptions can be found within the College of Policing’s Authorised Professional Practice (APP).
Freedom of Information Act Requests
You can make a request for information under the FOI Act by using our online form, via email or in writing.
Our online form is the easiest and quickest way to make a request for information under the FOI Act.
The Freedom of Information Team is based at Norfolk Constabulary Police Headquarters, and can be contacted via the following details:
Operations and Communications Centre
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01953 425699 Ext 2803 or 2804
Additional information concerning the constabulary’s obligations under the Act, including both proactive and reactive disclosure, can be found within the following pages: