Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests
The Freedom of Information (FOI) 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. This includes central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, the police, the health service and schools, colleges and universities.
In addition to the general right of access we publish a Publication Scheme, a document which contains links to some of the most used information. This makes information available to the public as part of normal business activities and enables the public to access information readily, without recourse to Freedom of Information requests.
Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.
How do I make a Freedom of Information request?
To make a FOI request, please write to us at:
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire Freedom of Information Requests Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters Clemonds Hey Oakmere Road Winsford CW7 2UA
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 you have the right to a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request (SAR). Please note that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is a separate organisation to Cheshire Constabulary and as such we do not hold information regarding criminal records.
How do I make a Subject Access Request?
To make a subject access request please write to us at the address above. For us to be able to process your request we will need proof of identity. Alternately please send an email marked Subject Access Request.
Any correspondence relating to Data Protection issues should be addressed to the Commissioner’s Data Protection Officer. You can send them to [email protected] or call 01606 364000.