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How to Obtain a Freedom of Information Request from Staffordshire Police

Details of the procedure on how to obtain information from Staffordshire Police under the Freedom of Information Act.

Computer within a ComputerFor a request to be valid under the Freedom of Information Act, the following criteria must be met:

  • The request must be made in writing.
  • Must contain the name of the applicant.
  • It can be made by email or letter.
  • It must contain a return address (this can be an email address).
  • It must clearly describe the information being sought.
  • It must be legible.

For an FOI Request to be valid it MUST NOT be about yourself or another individual.

For your personal information that may be held by Staffordshire Police you must use Subject Access.

Staffordshire Police is under a duty to provide advice and assistance to anyone seeking information.

Contact Details

You can make an FOI request online by clicking here

To make a request by letter, write to:

Central Disclosure Unit (Freedom of Information Team)
Staffordshire Police Headquarters
PO Box 3167
ST16 9JZ

Appeals and Reviews

Internal reviews: if as a result of our response to an individual's Freedom of Information (FOI) request, the requestor is unhappy with the response, the requestor may ask that we review our response. To that aim we have set out our Appeals Procedure.

Please note that if you are requesting details of information held ABOUT YOURSELF by Staffordshire Police (ie. your personal data) this will again be handled by the Information Assurance Team for consideration under the Data Protection Act.

For personal information you must use Subject Access.

They will send you a Subject Access Application Form [186KB] . For this process and you will be required to show two forms of identification.