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]
Significant Public Interest
This section provides additional information that the Constabulary considers would significantly benefit the public, including strategies and statistics.
Misconduct and disciplinary
- IPCC Norfolk Constabulary
Road Collision and Casualty
Services we provide
This Section provides information relating to general services provided by the Constabulary and campaigns/projects the Constabulary supports.
Advice and General for the General Public
- Abnormal Loads
- Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme
- Firearms Licencing
- Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Public Meetings
- News and Appeals
- Our services
- Road Safety
- Report a crime
- Safety Advice
- Safer Neighbourhoods
- Terrorism information and advice
- Victim and Witness Support
- Force Historians
College of Policing
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
- Property Asset register – Details can be found within the Transparency documents;Property Assets of the Norfolk PCC webpage.
Norfolk Constabulary does not operate any overt CCTV cameras within the county.
Register of Interests
Register of gifts and hospitality
How we make decisions
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;
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 publicationnotice31july2018.pdf
This section identifies strategies, plans and other performance measures used to identify our priorities and to indicate force performance.
Annual Governance Statements
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.
- Norfolk CC Accounts 31.03.2014 Audited
- Norfolk CC Accounts 31.03.2015 Audited
- Norfolk CC Accounts 31.03.2016 Audited
- Norfolk CC Accounts 31.03.17 Audited
Audited Statements of Accounts 2017 - 2018
- Norfolk Chief Constables Audited Statements of Accounts 2017 - 2018
- Norfolk PCC & Group Audited Statements of Accounts 2017 - 2018
Annual Governance Statements
- annual governance statement 2015_16
- annual governance statement 2016_17
- annual governance statement 2017 18
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk accounts:
Finance news: Appointment of New Local Auditor (16/03/18)
THE LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT 2014 and THE LOCAL AUDIT (APPOINTING PERSON) REGULATIONS 2015
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
- You can view the expenditure for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk at norfolk-pcc.gov
- Information on procurement procedures are published on our website.
Contracts advertised for tender
- Visit the BlueLight E-Tendering website for further information.
List and values of contracts
- The BlueLight Procurement Database provides information on current contracts and in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, provides a list of awarded contracts for each member Authority, including contracts over £50,000.
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
- Police officer salaries
- Salaries over £58,00 including benefits and bonus payments, can be found within the PCC Statement of Accounts
- Police officer pay scales (look under 'Pay and benefits')
- Police staff pay scales
Evaluation of police use of resources
Visit norfolk-pcc.gov 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.
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.
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 Us
- Safer Neighbourhood Team contact details
- Reporting crimes
- Make a complaint
- Firearm Services
- Make a Subject Access request
- Make a Freedom of Information Act request
Relationships with other Authorities
- MAPPA(Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements)
- Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board
- Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board
- Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
- NPCC (National Police Chiefs' Council)
- Norfolk County Council
- Community Safety Accreditation Scheme
- Crown Prosecution Service
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.