Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives anyone the right to request official information from public organisations like police forces and councils.

Anyone from anywhere in the world can request information under the Act. The request must be made in writing and sent either by email, fax or post.

People already have a right to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Freedom of Information Act gives people a Right of Access to information that is not personal.

Thames Valley Police has published items that are of significant public interest as part of a publication scheme within this website. This allows members of the public to read up-to-date information about the Force, without having to apply in writing. A list of information currently available has also been published, under types of information available.

The Freedom of Information Act is enforced nationally by the Information Commissioner's Office (opens new window) who oversees the regulation of both the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.