The Freedom of Information Act provides two main instruments through which the release of information is achieved:
- creating and maintaining a ‘publication scheme’. The purpose of this is to make available a significant proportion of disclosable information routinely available and accessible without waiting for it to be requested. Wherever possible this information will be available on the Commissioner’s website, free of charge
- providing a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. Under the terms of the Act, public authorities are required to respond (subject to a range of exemptions) to any individual or organisation anywhere in the world that makes an individual request for information
Requests for information must be in writing and can be made to:
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
1 Waterwells Drive
Please include the following details to enable us to process your request as quickly as possible:
- a name and address – this may be an e-mail address – for the reply
- a clear description of the information you would like to access
Click here to read about the ICO charter for responsible Freedom of Information requests.
Find out more about data protection and the information we publish here.