The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) 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
Any public authority must consider a request to disclose
recorded information under the FOIA. This general right of access
is open to anybody who wishes to make a request.
We will always make every effort to disclose the requested
information as we strongly believe in being open, honest and
transparent. However, it must be recognised that releasing certain
information into the public domain could have a negative impact.
Information concerning ongoing investigations, investigative
methods, intelligence and the use of related operational techniques
must be protected. Where appropriate, exemptions will be considered
under the terms of the FOIA.
Before submitting an FOI request, you may wish to check our Disclosure Log (Previous FOI Requests
and Responses), where you will find all of our reponses to
When responding to FOI requests North Wales Police follow the
processes and guidelines laid out in the ACPO manual of
Personal information (i.e. information regarding yourself or a
third party) is exempt under the FOIA. However, if you are
requesting information we hold about yourself, you can apply for a
Subject Access Request under the Data Protection
Making a request
Previous FOI requests
Freedom of Information & Publication
Address:Freedom of Information Unit,
North Wales Police Headquarters,
Email: Freedom of
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