The Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire is committed to being open and transparent and making available information to the public to enable them to hold him to account during his term of office.
The main statutory responsibilities placed upon the PCC in relation to the publishing of information derive from the following legislation:
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011
- Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 and the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012.
- Freedom of Information Act 2000
The PCC also follows good practice by publishing information as recommended by central government to local authorities on data transparency and 2013 Home Office guidance on the information PCCs should routinely publish.
You can find out more about how we make information available in the sections below.
Information we publish about our work
In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, public sector organisations such as ours have to routinely publish information whenever possible. We do this through our Publication Scheme.
The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information easily available to the public to explain the work undertaken by the Commissioner and his office, how finances are spent, what policies and procedures we follow and how decisions are made.
We also publish a log of the information we have provided in response to Freedom of Information requests.
If you are unable to find the information you require in our Publication Scheme, through our FOI Disclosure logs or elsewhere on our website, you can make a request under the Freedom of Information Act legislation. Find out more about your right to information and how you can make a request on our Freedom of Information page.
Information we may hold about you
Data Protection gives individuals certain rights. It also says those who record and use personal information musts be open about how the information is used.
Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 provides you with a right of access to any of your personal data (information about yourself) that is held by any organisation.
Find out more about how we handle personal information and how you can request information we may hold about you.
Requests about operational policing
Please note that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold operational policing information. Requests of this nature should be sent directly to Warwickshire Police’s Information Compliance Office. Visit the Force website for further information.