Freedom of Information and Publication of Specified Information

Freedom of Information

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Publication Scheme (PDF, 4.21MB) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 lists the kinds of information the Commissioner will make available to the public.

The Commissioner is obliged to provide information under the following classifications that are described more fully in the Publication Scheme:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What are priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and Registers
  • The services we offer.

You can find the information we publish under these classifications through the Definition Document (Version 11 – April 2017) (PDF, 451KB).

In accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office recommended good practice, the Police and Crime Commissioner maintains and publishes a Disclosure Log of responses to requests for information – FOI Disclosure Log.

Data Transparency – Publication of Specified Information

In addition to publishing information under the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Publication Scheme (PDF, 4.21MB) and its accompanying Definition Document (Version 11 – April 2017) (PDF, 451KB), the PCC is also required to publish information under The Elected Local Policing Bodies(Specified Information) Order 2011 (as amended).

The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (PDF, 118KB), as amended by The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012 (PDF, 47KB) and The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2013 (PDF 576KB) sets out the information that must be published by Police and Crime Commissioners, and the times of publication.

The Order does not replace or supersede the existing legal framework for access to public sector information provided by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and other regulations.

If you want to know more about the information published under the Order it is all here.

Availability of Information

Wherever possible, information is provided on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website free of charge.  If this is impractical, or if an individual does not wish to access information via the website, we will be pleased to provide copies of material upon request in writing.

The Commissioner will not charge a fee for providing material but may charge the actual cost of photocopying, postage and packaging. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the actual amount due will be given before the information is provided.

The Commissioner is also willing to consider the provision of any summary document that it publishes in other languages or formats upon request.

Written requests should be sent to the following address:

The Chief Executive
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Police Headquarters
Portal Avenue
Martlesham Heath
Ipswich
IP5 3QS

By email to spcc@suffolk.pnn.police.uk, or by telephone (01473) 782773