The publication scheme contains information which we undertake to provide proactively and keep up to date. A model publication scheme was introduced by the Information Commissioner’s Office in 2009 and applies to all public authorities. Further information about the model publication scheme can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.

Information covered by the publication scheme includes:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how
  • Our priorities and how we’re doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers
  • The services we offer

As part of the model publication scheme the Information Commissioner’s Office have produced a number of definition documents, which includes a definition document for the police service.

This provides the minimum requirements the force must publish.

If you have any suggestions about other types of information we should consider proactively publishing, email

Alternatively write to:

Freedom of Information Unit 
Dyfed Powys Police
PO Box 99 
SA31 2PF

The Freedom of Information Unit will consider your suggestions.

Should you wish to make a complaint about the Dyfed-Powys Police Publication Scheme, the way we have handled your request, or believe we have failed to provide you with information you are entitled to, contact the Freedom of Information Unit at the address above.

Any complaints will be reviewed in line with the FOI appeals process.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives two related rights:

  1. The right to be told if the information you request exists, and
  2. The right to receive the information (subject to exemptions)

The Information Commissioner is responsible for the regulation of the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Individuals and corporate bodies can request information in writing or by email, but not over the phone. They do not have to be UK citizens or residents. They only need to supply the authority with sufficient details to process the request and reply.

The request should be dealt with within 20 working days. This includes the time to find the information, assess what information should be provided, and sent to the requestor. Failure to provide the information within this period breaks the terms of the act, and the Information Commissioner has the right to view this as the equivalent of a contempt of court.

Details of any charges applicable can be found in the Publication Scheme.

Requests for environmental information that the force may hold can be made under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations. Further information on how to request environmental information can be found here: Requesting environmental information

In this section we will publish the categories of information which are most frequently requested under the Freedom of Information Act.  If the information you’re looking for is available here it will remove the need for you to submit a request.  

We will also publish other information which we feel may be of public interest.

This list will be added to over time; details of frequency of publication will also be indicated on this page.

Any queries regarding this section should be directed to the Freedom of Information Unit.

  • Statistics for Public Complaints & Internal Misconduct
  • IPCC – Police Complaints – Statistics for England and Wales
  • Register of Business Interests link doesn’t work
  • Register of gifts and hospitality provided to senior personnel

The Publication Scheme has been designed to highlight information and publications that are currently available from Dyfed-Powys Police. The information available is included within the Guide for Information. Where no online version is available, you should apply in writing to:

Freedom of Information Team 
Dyfed-Powys Police
PO Box 99 
SA31 2PF

Or alternatively email:

When requesting information included in the scheme, please include:

  • Your name and address
  • The information or documents you would like to access
  • The way you would like the information to be sent to you (e.g. hard copy, via email)

The legislation allows for charges to be made for information, although there is no cost at present. Requests for multiple copies may be subject to a charge, but this will be communicated to you before the information is provided.

We aim to provide information listed in the Publication Scheme as soon as possible.

It should be noted that we are still in the process of adding information to the Publication Scheme and it is intended that the force will regularly update sections within the Guide to Information.

Any complaints concerning how Dyfed-Powys Police operates its Publication Scheme should be directed to the FOI Unit via the contact details included above.