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Publication scheme

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. 

If you require information, which has not already been published, but is within the minimum standards as set by the ICO, please contact the Freedom of Information Team via [email protected]  

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. 


Translation Requests

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]

Lists and registers

This section provides information held within lists and registers relating to the function of the Constabulary; and includes the Constabulary’s Disclosure logs


Information held in registers by statute

Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies are currently working on a public facing Information Asset register, this will be published in due course.


Asset Registers and Information Asset Registers

Norfolk Constabulary does not operate any overt CCTV cameras within the county. 


Register of Interests

PDF icon Business Interest July 2018

PDF icon Business Interest May 2018

PDF icon Business Interest March 2018




Register of gifts and hospitality

PDF icon norfolk_gifts_2018-2019.pdfPDF icon Norfolk Gifts 2018 - 2019

PDF icon Norfolk Gifts 2017 - 2019

PDF icon Norfolk Gifts 2016 - 2017

PDF icon Norfolk Gifts 2015 - 2016


How we make decisions

We no longer publish meeting minutes and agendas, if required these can be requested through the Freedom of Information Act. You can find the link here.


Norfolk PCC Public Meetings - for information on Norfolk PCC Meetings please click here


Our policies and procedures

This section provides a list of all publicly available Force policies and procedures 

Our policies are published on our website.

The links below show our procedures for;

The College of Policing has provided information on Data Protection and Freedom of Information to assist forces in their statutory responsibility to comply with legislation.

Our priorities and how we are doing

There has been a delay in the sign-off of the final 2017/18 statement of accounts. Please see the PDF icon publicationnotice31july2018.pdf

This section identifies strategies, plans and other performance measures used to identify our priorities and to indicate force performance.

Annual Governance Statements


Strategic Plans


Annual Policing Plan


Police Performance Assessment 


Police Force Statistics 


Home Office Police workforce England and Wales statistics


Neighbourhood policing arrangements


Reports from independent custody visitors 


Monitoring of stop and search

Privacy Impact Assessments 


What we spend and how we spend it

Following a short delay, the Audit Opinions on the two Statements of Accounts 2017/18 were signed by Ernst and Young LLP on 28 August 2018. The audited Statements of Account are now published in the 2017/18 folder below.

The reasons for the delay were published in a notice on 31 July 2018. Please see the publicationnotice31july2018.pdf

This section provides transparency concerning the allocation of budgets and expenditure. Including the Procurement tendering process and the evaluation of police resources.

Annual Governance Accounts 

The Chief Constable (CC) is required by law to publish a set of accounts each year providing a breakdown of the Constabulary’s financial performance and financial position. The statement of accounts follows a standard format (as prescribed by accounting codes of practice) and is audited by external auditors who also review the financial arrangements in place during the year.


Audited Statements of Accounts 2017 - 2018


Annual Governance Statements


The Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk accounts:

Norfolk PCC Accounts 31.03.17 Audit Report


Finance news: Appointment of New Local Auditor (16/03/18)


As required by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, notice is hereby given that Ernst and Young LLP have been appointed to audit the accounts of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and the Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary for the accounting periods 2018/19 to 2022/23 (5 years).

This appointment is made under regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015 and was approved by the Public Sector Audit Appointments Board at its meeting on 14 December 2017.


Joint Audit Notice 




Council Tax Precept


Force budget


  • You can view the expenditure for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk at  

Procurement Procedure

Contracts advertised for tender

List and values of contracts


Expenses paid to Chief Officers and Senior Civilian Staff

2018/2019 Quarter 1 Expenses


2017/2018 Quarter 4 Expenses


2017/2018 Quarter 3 Expenses


2017/2018 Quarter 2 Expenses


2017/2018 Quarter 1 Expenses


Pay and grading structure


Evaluation of police use of resources


Financial regulations

Visit for information on financial regulations


Trade Union Facility Time Publication 

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 implemented the requirement for specified public-sector employers to report annually on paid time off provided to trade union officials for trade union duties and activities.

UNISON is Norfolk Constabulary’s formally recognised trade union.

The first report for the reporting period of 12 months from April 2017 for Norfolk Constabulary is below. 

Norfolk Constabulary - Trade Union Facility Time Publication

Who we are and what we do

Information contained within this section will assist in understanding the role of the Constabulary, the partnership arrangements we have with external organisations, the structure of the Constabulary and the identity of our Senior Officers and Staff.


Force structure


Profile of Chief Officers, Senior Officers and Senior Civilian Staff.

We publish all of the profiles for Chief Officers, Senior Officers and Senior Civilian Staff here.


Locations of Police Stations (including mobile units) and public opening hours.

We publish all of the locations of our police stations here.


Contact details


Relationships with other Authorities


Arrangements for special constables and civilian volunteers


Sponsorship arrangements with business

  • Details of our sponsorship arrangements can be found in our gifts, loans, donations and sponsorship policy that is located in our 'policies' section of our website.