Publication Scheme

Welcome to the West Yorkshire Police Publication Scheme established in accordance with Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The aim of this Publication Scheme is to set out:

  • What information West Yorkshire Police publishes or intends to publish as a matter of course.
  • How we will publish this information.
  • Whether the information will be available free of charge or on payment.
  • Please follow the respective links in the left hand menu.

We are committed to delivering an open and transparent service wherever possible and it is our intention to publish information in our Publication Scheme that the public have an interest in viewing. Our Publication Scheme follows the standard format for police services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

As of May, 2013 the Information Commissioner introduced a model Publication Scheme that applies to all public authorities. The scheme can be found on the Information Commissioner's website. (external link disclaimer)

The above link sets out the statutory requirements that each public authority must adhere to.

How to Access Published Information

Much of the published information can be accessed by clicking on the links in the main menu on the right hand side of this page. Where information is historical, or is in an extremely large document it will be made available by telephoning or emailing the contact point shown in the Guide. The contact point will provide the information by email or a paper copy by post. In some cases, a fee to cover photocopying and postal costs may be charged. Alternatively, arrangements could be made to view the information at a local police station.

Understanding Our Abbreviations

As a large organisation we often use abbreviations within our textual information.

To assist the reader with interpreting these, an explanatory abbreviations glossary list is available here.

General Enquiries about the Publication Scheme

If you have any general questions about the format or running of the publication scheme please contact the Disclosure Unit via the West Yorkshire Police Non - Emergency Number : 101.


Please note that by accessing external links you will leave the West Yorkshire Police website. West Yorkshire Police are not responsible for the quality, accuracy or content of external websites. External links on this page will open in the same browser window.



Page last reviewed May 2022