Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 sets out what constitutes a request for information under the act. It must:
- Be submitted in writing
- Include the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence. This can be an email address.
- Describe the information requested
You might want to include a phone number, which could assist the process if your request needs to be discussed or clarified.
Depending on the nature of your request a fee may be payable.
Please feel free to contact the Freedom of Information Unit if you require any help in making a request for information.
If you submit your request by email, receipt of your request will be acknowledged within two working days. If you do not receive confirmation after two working days, call the department on the number below or re-submit your request.
Make your request in writing to:
Freedom of Information Unit
Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters
Po Box 99
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01267 226596
The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a guidance document for anyone considering submitting a request for information, which might assist you further.
Right to appeal
Where a request for information under the individual right of access is denied, the applicant has the right to appeal against the decision. Appeals should in the first instance be made to Dyfed-Powys Police where they will be subject to independent scrutiny, but should the applicant still be unhappy they will have the right to appeal against the decision of non-disclosure to the Information Commissioner.
A requestor can appeal about the range, amount and format of information we have sent following a request. A requestor can also appeal about the way a request was handled – for example, the time it took to respond, or the way letters were worded.