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? 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 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.
Additional Freedom of Information Links