Freedom of Information

Since 1 January 2005, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 has given you a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions.

The FOI Act applies to the vast majority of public authorities, including Derbyshire Police Authority. If you ask us for information we will let you know in writing whether we hold information you have asked for. If we do, we will provide the information to you within 20 working days, unless subject to an exemption.

We also have a duty to provide advice or assistance to anyone seeking information.

Our publication scheme 

Under the FOI Act all public authorities, including Derbyshire Police Authority, must have a Publication Scheme setting out the information we routinely make publicly available.

A guide to Derbyshire Police Authority's publication scheme can be accessed through these links:

The purpose of our publication scheme is to let you know what information is readily available from us without your needing to ask us for it.

Most of the information is available on the Authority's website, although the information can also be obtained from us if you request it by letter, fax, e-mail or telephone call. Some types of information or documents may also be found in a local library.

Written requests for information should be made via the online contact form.

Further information is available from the Information Commissioner website: