Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask this office, or indeed any public body, for all the information we have on any subject you choose. Unless there’s a good reason, we will provide you with the information within 20 working days.
You can also ask for all the personal information we hold on you. Everyone can make a request for information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality, or where you live. You can ask for any information at all – but some information might be withheld to protect various interests which are allowed for by the Act. If this is case, we will tell you why we have not been able to give you the information you requested.
Please note, if you ask for information about yourself, then your request will be handled under the Data Protection Act.
We are an open and transparent organisation, which is why you can access many of the documents required to be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and as defined by the Publication Scheme of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.
However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.
Data Protection, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Subject Access Requests
From 1 April 2019, the Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 exempted the processing of personal data by members of the House of Lords, elected representatives and prospective representatives.‘ Elected representatives’ is defined by the Data Protection Act 2018 and includes, but is not limited to, MPs, MSPs, MSs in Wales, MEPs, elected councillors in county councils, district councils, London boroughs, parish councils, elected mayors and police and crime commissioners.‘ Prospective representative’ refers to anyone seeking to become an elected representative as defined above.
You are entitled to obtain records of any personal data held by the OPCC, based upon a request made in writing to the OPCC.
The OPCC will consider each request in accordance with all applicable Data Protection laws and regulations. No administration fee will be charged for considering and/or complying with such a request unless it is deemed to be unnecessary or excessive in nature.
All requests received for access to, deletion or amendment of Personal data must be directed to the OPCC Office who will log each request as it is received and will seek verification of identity before taking action. A response to each request will be provided within 30 days of the receipt of a written request.
How to make a request
FOI Disclosure Log
If you would like to make a request using the Freedom of Information Act you need to either write or email to the following:-
The Information Officer
Office of the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
This disclosure log details the Freedom of Information requests that have been received and responded to by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.
Our FOI Disclosure logs can be found below.