Public authorities are required under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act, to adopt and maintain a Publication scheme, which is approved by the Information Commissioner (ICO) and that is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
As of 1 January 2009 the Information Commissioner introduced to all Public Authorities an approved model Publication Scheme, enforced by Section 19 of the Act, which sets out the statutory requirements that each public authority must adhere to.
Norfolk Constabulary is committed to adopt the standard format used by police services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In doing so, information will be effectively managed within specific classes at a high level, confirming the way information can be provided and whether a fee applies.
The Scheme aims to make as much information as possible available to the public on a continual basis; delivering up to date information, ensuring that the contents of the scheme are reviewed and updated within specified timeframes.
To ensure information can be accessed quickly and easily, the Publication Scheme is maintained in accordance with ICO minimum standards and is split into the information classes that are located at the bottom of this page.
Information published onto the Publication Scheme is free of charge however, there may be additional disbursement costs; i.e. for printing or postage, in cases where a large quantity of information is required.
For information, which is not routinely published, you will need to submit a Freedom of Information request.
The Publication Scheme is monitored and developed by the Freedom of Information Team at Police Headquarters.
Copies of documents
If you require a hard copy of any of the information provided within the Publication Scheme, please contact the Freedom of Information team, who can advise whether or not there will be a copying charge. Please refer to the fees and charges section for more details.
If you require a document in another format or language, the Constabulary will do its best to help you. Please e-mail your request, together with your contact details to [email protected]