Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests
The Association of Chief Police Officers came under the Freedom of Information Act on 1 November 2011.
The Freedom of Information 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.
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. Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998.
As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held
Requests for Information
If you do not find the information you are looking for, you can make a request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Subject Access provisions of the Data Protection Act give an individual the right to have a copy of any personal data held about them.
Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 states that a 'data subject' (the person about whom the personal data refers) is entitled, upon written request, to be informed whether or not personal data is held or processed about them. This service is not a pre-employment vetting service and applicants wishing to apply for subject access as a condition of employment will be directed to the Criminal Records Bureau or Disclosure Scotland for the Disclosure Services afforded by these organisations.
Should you wish to know what information (if any) ACPO holds about you, then please contact email@example.com. If you would like confirmation that you do, or do not have a prosecution/conviction history, then we suggest you make your application direct to a Home Office Police force as ACPO do not hold that information.