The Freedom of Information Act 2000 stipulates that all public authorities must make certain information available to the public. It does this in two ways:
- Public authorities must regularly publish certain information, usually relating to performance and spending
- Members of the public can request specific information from public authorities that has not been published
The Act covers a variety of information that could be held by a company and is not limited to just official documentation. A member of the public could request access to CCTV recordings, emails or letters received from the public. Submitting a request is not a guarantee that you will receive the information however, as there may be a legitimate reason to continue to withhold the information requested.
If you would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act please send an email to email@example.com
Ensure that you include the following information in your request:
- Your name
- A contact address
- A detailed description of the information you want
You should receive a response within 20 working days and will be kept up to date as your request progresses.
Subject Access Requests
If you have previously been in contact with us or have been involved in an incident and want to know how your personal data and information are being stored by our organisation, you can make a Subject Access Request.
As our Data Protection Officer is now part of our Enabling Services and responsible for both Police and Fire, if you wish to make a Subject Access Request you can do so by completing an online form on Northamptonshire Police’s website.