Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 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 on our publication scheme?
- Check our Frequently Asked Questions.
- West Yorkshire Police receive approximately 800 requests a year. We may already have the answer to your question. Check our disclosure log which shows all requests we have disclosed since 29th May 2009.
- Do you require personal data about yourself? If so visit the Data Protection page and complete the Subject Access request form.
- If none of the above applies, please submit a Freedom of Information request.
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