The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives any individual the right to request information from public authorities. It is designed to foster a culture of openness and transparency and make Government more accountable. It is also intended that the Act help the public understand better how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make decisions, and how they spend public money.
The Policing Board is committed to the Freedom of Information Act and the responsibilities it places on its members and staff.
Here is some Guidance on using the Act:
- Who can make a request?
- What information is available?
- How do I obtain information?
- What is a Publication Scheme?
- Who should I contact if I have a query?
- What does it cost?
- What happens when I make a request?
- How many requests can I make?
- Can I ask for the information in a specific format?
- How can I use the information I receive?
- What happens if the Policing Board does not understand my request?
- What happens if my request is refused?
- What happens if the Policing Board does not hold the information I seek?