In addition to the general right of access given to individuals
under the Freedom of Information Act, public authorities are
required to adopt, implement and maintain a Publication Scheme,
which is based on Classes of Information that have been defined by
the Information Commissioner.
This Publication Scheme commits an authority to make information
available to the public as part of its normal business activities
and is designed to inform members of the public about the certain
types of information that Cheshire Constabulary publishes or
intends to publish under the generic class headings which are
Publication Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to
publish more information proactively and to develop a greater
culture of openness.
As a large organisation, Cheshire Constabulary often uses
abbreviations within its textual information. To assist with
interpreting these, see our Abbreviations List.
These are the Classes of Information published by Cheshire
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s organisational structure,
profiles of senior personnel, locations and opening hours of police
stations, information about relationships with other authorities,
arrangements for special constables and civilian volunteers and
sponsorship arrangements with businesses.
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s annual statement of accounts
and budgetary information, its procurement procedures and details
of current contracts and tendering opportunities, expenses incurred
by the chief officers and information about financial support for
Police Community Support Officers.
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s strategic plan, annual policing
plan, Police Force statistics, its Neighbourhood Policing
arrangements, reports from independent custody visitors and stop
and account/stop and search information.
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s ‘open’ session ratified minutes
of formal force level decision-marking meetings. These will include
the Senior Decision Making Committee meetings and Chief Officer
Group Minutes. They contain discussion of key strategic issues
under consideration and the primary decisions relating the resource
and budgetary matters.
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s policies, which contain
statements of principle providing governance and direction to staff
in respect of a certain issue. Our policies establish the expected
organisational behaviour in line with organisational objectives,
which leads to a consistent approach to decision making.
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s register of business interests,
register of gifts and hospitality provided to high-ranking Police
Officers and Police staff.
Contains Cheshire Constabulary’s advice and guidance to the
general public. This includes firearms licences, abnormal loads
escort and the Museum of Policing in Cheshire.
Where Cheshire Constabulary has historically levied a fee for
certain types of information as part of its normal business
processes prior to the introduction of the Freedom of Information
Act, it will continue to charge for that information.