MAKE A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
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 OPCCs 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 request?
To make a FoI request, please write to us at:
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
Freedom of Information Requests
or send an email with the subject FOI Request.
If you wish to make a request for your own information you must make a request under the Data Protection Act 1998. Information on how to do this is below.
Subject Access Requests
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 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 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.
We have received the following requests made to the OPCC under the FoI legislation.
|DATE RECEIVED||FORMAT||SUBJECT||RESPONSE SENT|
|June 2018||What budget has the OPCC set aside for the costs associated with commissioning Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services? This might include staff costs, legal costs, cost of market engagement events etc. Please supply the answer as total budget for the financial year 2018/19.||23/07/2018|
|May 2018||Details around the Chief Constable suspension and the costs involved||26/06/2018|
|May 2018||Letter||Joint details of staff who have been given 'Living Wage' since May 2016. And when the PCC introduced the living wage to staff.||01/06/2018|
|May 2018||Breakdown of number of residents who responded to the Council Tax Precept Survey 2018/19. What options respondents were given, and the final results||31/05/2018|
|April 2018||Results of the PCC precept survey including number of responses via all channels, and where links to the survey could be accessed.||11/05/2018|
|April 2018||Register of premises or land owned or occupied for the purposes of the OPCC and the functions on the force for 2017/18||03/05/2018|
|March 2018||Details of courier service contracts that were outsourced and in-house.||26th April 2018|
|March 2018||Details of software used to handle press release/media enquires.||28th March 2018|
|February 2018||Details of contributions/ budget to prevent Key Forensic Services going into administration in Jan/Feb 2018. How much the Force contributed to bailout of Key Forensic Services. How many open cases and the type of offence being investigated as of 31.1.18.||26th March 2018|
|February 2018||Documentation from Metropolitan Police pertaining to recent changes in police recruitment processes and use of positive action under Section 159 of the Equality Act.||19th March 2018|
|February 2018||Request for name of solicitor who are acting on behalf of Simon Byrne hearing for Gross Misconduct.||14th March 2018|
|February 2018||Salaries of PCC & DPCC, cost of running PCC including percentage increase each year & expenses paid to PCC & DPCC for 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18. Budget consultation responses/employee pay rises/ data re loss of police officers if no rise in the precept||9th March 2018|
|February 2018||A breakdown of the full cost of the suspension of Chief Constable Simon Byrne. This should include, but not be limited to, the cost of his pay whilst suspended, the cost of any additional allowances received by those taking on his responsibilities, the cost of legal advice and the cost of officer time spent on issues related to Mr Byrne’s suspension.||9th March 2018|
|January 2018||Details of social media accounts and policies, Google services used, and breakdown of expenditure of advertising via social media.||22nd February 2018|
|January 2018||Details of grants awarded relating to victims of stalking||14th January 2018|
|January 2018||List of meetings and appointments carried out by DPCC since 18.10.17||6th February 2018|
|December 2017||Details of energy supplier, tariff and cost||17th January 2018|
|December 2017||Letter||Cost of OPCC move from HQ to Stockton Heath & dates/times of formal meetings between the PCC and Warrington North MP
||8th January 2017|
|November 2017||Misconduct Panel expenses/fees||6th December 2017|
|November 2017||Sexual harassment complaints by staff||29th November 2017|
|October 2017||Independent Observers for protests and demonstrations||16th November 2017|
|September 2017||Details of costs for transport, accommodation, communications, entertaining, other expenses, and gifts received or given for the former and current PCC and DPCC||2nd October 2017|
|August 2017||Details of external police force who dealt with investigation into allegations made against the Chief Constable and rank of the officer who oversaw the investigation.||25th September 2017|
|August 2017||How much has the PCC spent on services for Victims, sexual violence and domestic violence for each financial year since 2009-2017||5th September 2017|
|July 2017||Recorded Incidents of workplace bullying lodged against the PCC||16th August 2017|
|July 2017||Funding from PCC to support victims of Rape & Sexual Assaults||16th August 2017|
|18th May 2017||Details of salary of CEO and start date. Details of staff who have left OPCC, reasons and exit payments||19th June 2017|
|23rd April 2017||The number of applicants for the role of DPCC from each area of Cheshire||17th May 2017|
|7th April 2017||Job titles and salaries of OPCC staff||16th May 2017|
|6th April 2017||Recruitment process||9th May 2017|
|4th April 2017||Details of budget for PFI/PF2 projects/schemes/liabilities for 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18||27th April 2017|
|30th March 2017||Number of murderers and child rapists on the streets of Cheshire||2nd May 2017|
|6th March 2017||Scoring matrix from DPCC interviews||14th March 2017|
|22nd February 2017||Commissioned services for survivors on domestic abuse||15th March 2017|
|6th February 2017||Policy of the PCC on their force failing to police illegal hunts||22nd February 2017|
|6th February 2017||Illegal hunts using dogs||22nd February 2017|
|16th January 2017||Nature of complaints by the public against police officers/staff using PNC illegally and outcomes||14th February 2017|
|19th January 2017||PCCs response to the College of Policing’s consultation on the Policing Education and Qualifications Framework||26th January 2017|
|2nd November 2016||Community Remedy||30th October 2016|
|27th October 2016||Details of former PCC meetings with HMIC Inspector 2015/16||23rd November 2016|
|7th October 2016||Estates related matters||3rd November 2016|
|6th October 2016||Details software contracts/expenditure/licences||3rd November 2016|
|3rd October 2016||Details of David Keane's meetings with HMIC Inspector in 2015/2016||27th October 2016|
|15th September 2016||Victim Services provider||12th October 2016|
|30th August 2016||FOI request details 2015/16||27th September 2016|
|9th August 2016||Contractual terms for Chief Constable and Chief Officers||7th September 2016|
|16th May 2016||Number of people who have been blocked on the PCCs Twitter account||15th June 2016|
|14th May 2016||Salaries of staff in the OPCC||14th June 2016|
|4th May 2016||Details of OPCC staff redundancies/dismissals||2nd June 2016|
|3rd May 2016||Financial information||18th May 2016|