The Freedom of Information Act 2000

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 information.

A General right of access

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.

Disclosure Log (previous FOI requests and responses)

Before submitting an FOI request, you may wish to Previous FOI requests and responses check our Disclosure Log (Previous FOI Requests and Responses), where you will find all of our reponses to previous requests.

When responding to FOI requests North Wales Police follow the processes and guidelines laid out in the FOI guidance.

Personal Information

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 Act 2018.


Freedom of Information :
Freedom of Information Unit,
Corporate Services,
North Wales Police Headquarters,
Colwyn Bay,
LL29 8AW

Email: Freedom of Information Unit