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Freedom of Information (FOI)

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is intended to create openness within all public authorities and Government by giving individuals more access to information. The Act provides a general right of access to non personal information held by public authorities, although there are a few exemptions. The exemptions allow public authorities to legitimately withhold information under certain circumstances.

Publication Scheme

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, public sector organisations such as ours have to routinely publish information whenever possible.

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information easily available at no cost to the public. Material which is published online on our website is provided free of charge. If there is a charge for the information you request which is not publicly available on our website, you will be advised of this charge before the information is supplied to you.

To download the PCC's Publication Scheme, please click on the link below:


In the interests of being open and transparent about information such as finances and expenses, policies or performance and so on, we try to publish as much information on our website as possible as well as obliging with our legal duties to do so.

If you are looking for particular information, please check the information provided within our Transparency pages first by using the relevant links provided on the left of this page, to ensure the information you are require is not already available on this website.

Disclosure Logs

Details of previous FOI requests can be viewed on the links below:

Requests for Information

If you cannot find the information you need on this website, or within the Publication Scheme when this is available, you can make a request for information.

Please note: The PCC's Office does not hold operational policing information. Requests of ths nature should be sent directly to Durham Constabulary. Visit the Force website for further information.

Making a Request

You can contact us and make a request for information the following ways:

  • Send a letter including your name, address and any other details that could help us to find the information you require, to: Freedom of Information, Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, Police Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT.
  • Email us at: General.EnquiriesPCVC@durham.pcc.pnn.gov.uk 


Further Information

Visit our Contact Us page for our full address details. Further information about Freedom of Information is available from the Information Commissioner's (ICO) Office website.


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