Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.
Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.
What to do when making a request:
Is the information already available? Please see the links below.
Crime Map - explore and compare crime and outcomes of crime in your neighbourhood.
Home Office Crime Statisitcs - statistics on hate crime, racist incidents, crime outcomes, crime against businesses and drugs misuse.
Office for National Statistics Crime and Justice - Figures on crime levels and trends for England and Wales based primarily on two sets of statistics: the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and police recorded crime data.
‘Bluelight’ Emergency Services eTendering Site - Procurement Database which currently includes the name of contract, lead organisation, and the start and end date of the contract. This list is updated on a regular basis as and when contracts are awarded, extended or expire.
West Yorkshire Police receive approximately 1,000 requests a year. We may already have the answer to your question. Check our disclosure log which shows all requests we have previously disclosed.
Do you require personal data about yourself? If so visit the Your Data Rights page.
If none of the above applies, please submit a Freedom of Information request.
Additional Freedom of Information Links
- Information Commissioners guide how to access information from a public body
- NPCC Manual of Guidance on Freedom of Information
Page last reviewed January 2020