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Freedom of information request

Under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, you can request access to recorded information held about Northumbria Police.

Please read the following statement on Coronavirus:

It has been recognised that the subject of the Coronavirus and all related matters are likely to attract a lot of new requests. Additionally it has been nationally identified that dealing with requests for certain data whilst negotiations are ongoing can be complex and resource intensive and disclosure may in fact damage strategic aims. 

Accordingly the National Police Chiefs’ Council have produced a Publication Strategy which enables all stakeholders to take further time to engage with each other to ensure that any publication meets the needs of both the public and all Police Forces. This strategy which outlines the intention to publish information at a later date means that information on this subject matter is likely to be classed as exempt at this stage in accordance with Section 22 of the Act. Whilst each request will be considered individually, where it is clear that the information requested will be published a later date, the exemption will be applied.

Click here for more information on the strategy. 

What is Freedom of Information? 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 was implemented on 1 January 2005. The Act aims to make organisations like the police service more accountable to the public, giving a better understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, make their decisions and spend public money. 

Upon receipt of a request, if we don't have the information we will let you know as soon as possible.
A response will be supplied within 20 working days.

Please note that, in common with all other public authorities, where disclosure is made, Northumbria Police will publish requests and responses on the force Disclosure Log.

To help us quickly find the information you need, please:

  • keep your request simple and focused on exactly what you want to know
  • ask for specific information and documents
  • specify if your request relates to a period of time or geographical area
  • specify whether you require your data in calendar years or financial years

Please note if you require copies of data that may be held specifically about you, please visit our Data Protection Page which provides information on how to make a subject access request.

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