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Privacy statement

This website has been designed so that you can visit it without the need to provide personal information about yourself.

Norfolk Constabulary reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve the service we provide.

The provision of personal data is, when required to enable us to provide a specific service to the user, entirely optional.  The details collected will only be used for a policing purpose or for the administration of that service. 

All communications with Norfolk Constabulary may be monitored for the purposes of public safety, the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

All information provided to Norfolk Constabulary via our website, or through other means of communication, will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.

Chat service

Personal information requested via this website and its services is processed in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. We are using’s chat bot software which is installed on the website to provide you with  the ability to find answers to your non-urgent policing enquiries.

As a public service we engage every day with members of our communities, and we recognise that some of the more general questions we are asked can be similar in nature. Offering a new tool on our website allows anyone to be able to ask for advice and receive automatic answers to the most frequently asked questions that we receive. 

This new feature does not replace our existing methods of communication. Urgent queries or questions related to specific cases should continue to be reported in the usual way.

The trial of this new tool, which can be accessed from every page of our website, will last for three months. We will continuously review the questions asked and add further information and answers as the trial progresses, to improve the service to you.

Our chat trial is a secure online service; however, it is the users’ responsibility to be mindful when using the service on a shared computer or in an open public space. Any information provided via this service we be retained in line with the Constabulary’s Retention Schedule. For more information on how the Constabulary process personal data, please take a look at the Information Charter.

The chat service also provides users with the opportunity to provide feedback on their web chat experience with us.

Abusive or nuisance use of chat messaging will not be tolerated. We kindly ask you not to misuse this online facility, however if you choose to ignore this request we may decide to prosecute you under the Malicious Communications Act 1998.

If you require non-emergency assistance, please report this to us online or call 101.

Always phone 999 in emergencies. 


A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer by a website. It can then be accessed by that website to customise your user experience of the website. It's important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time within your browser preference or settings.  If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Norfolk Constabulary website.

We have carried out a cookie audit and the cookies set by our website are listed below:


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When the user opens the Recite me accessibility toolbar, this cookie is saved, to keep it open. 

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These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.

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We use Google Analytics to evaluate how users use our website. The IP address of your electronic device is collected and is stored by Norfolk Constabulary for 26 months. If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit:

Types of cookies

'Session' or 'Transient' cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on web sites and to collect statistical information.

'Persistent', 'Permanent' or 'Stored' cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g. login passwords), helping to determine what areas of the Web site visitors find most valuable, and customising the web site based on your preferences.

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General information

Children under 16 years of age should not submit information to any website without prior consent of a parent or carer.

Norfolk Constabulary will ensure that statutory rights to information under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation; Data Protection Act 2018; Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 are addressed. Should you find any of the information held about you is incorrect or misleading, the Constabulary will ensure it is thoroughly assessed and corrected where appropriate. For further details on your rights and how we use information, please see the Information Charter.  Alternatively, please contact the Data Protection Officer, Bethany Mortimer :

Information Management Department                            

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies                   

Martlesham Heath                                 




Tel: 101

Email: [email protected]