We are committed to openness and transparency.
We already publish a great deal of information about ourselves, such as financial information, performance statistics and policies and procedures elsewhere on this website in accordance to the police publication scheme.
Our publication scheme sets out what information we hold, how we publish it, and what we may charge for this information. The purpose of this is to make a significant amount of information available without the public having to request it.
However, it may be that the information you require is not available. In those cases you have the right to request information from us.
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Due to the current national crisis there are a number of departments within Wiltshire Police working at full capacity and therefore resources are being used in the efforts to tackle the issues arising from the Covid-19 outbreak. In light of this, please do be aware that we will progress your request as normal however, please do bear with us as there may be a delay in responding to your request for the reasons articulated above.
We also advise that any request be sent via email to the address below set out, as we have limited access to our postal system and therefore hard copy requests may experience severe delays.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to access to all types of recorded information held by public bodies. It places a number of obligations on those public bodies, as well as setting out what types of information may or may not be disclosed.
The Act is enforced by the Information Commissioner, which regulates the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts. More information can be found at the Information Commissioner's Office.
Wiltshire Police does not have a specific policy for Freedom of Information requests, we operate in line with the College of Policing's Authorised Professional Practice. This Authorised Professional Practice can be found at the following link: https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/
Where to find information
You can make a request by email or post. Please note that for some types of information we may charge a fee.
Please include the following details:
We aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required by the Freedom of Information Act.
You can make a freedom of information request by emailing email@example.com
Or you can write to us at:
Force Disclosure Unit