The Freedom of Information Act gives you a right to access information held by public authorities with the purpose of making organisations more accountable and transparent.
The Government has made transparency and open data a key priority as it fosters accountability, drives improvements in public services by informing choice, and stimulates innovation and growth. The move to greater openness and transparency is part of a wider transformation process of rewiring public services across local government.
Publication of information
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 listed.
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 Constabulary: