Your right to information

In this section, you will find details of your right to access the information that North Yorkshire Police holds.

If you are looking for specific published information, use the search facility and click the FOI tab to see filtered results.

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  • Audit Commission Act

    The Audit Commission Act affords a right of inspection of "books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts" relating to accounts currently open for inspection.

  • Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme

    A scheme running in this area gives members of the public a formal mechanism to make enquiries about individuals who are in contact with children.

  • Data protection

    The Data Protection Act 1998 came into effect in March 2000 and provides individuals with a right of access to information that we may hold about them.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service

    The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), an Executive Agency of the Home Office, provides wider access to criminal record information through its disclosure service.

  • Environmental Sustainability Report

    We recognise that there are many opportunities to improve our sustainability and reduce our impact on the environment.

  • Expenditure over £500

    We publish individual payments to suppliers with a value over £500, with the aim of improving openness and transparency.

  • First class travel

    One outcome from the Winsor review of 2011-2012 was that police forces should publish details of the use of first class rail travel.

  • Freedom of information

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives individuals the right of access to all information we hold, subject to a range of exemptions.

  • Fingerprints for visa applications

    We offer a fingerprint taking service for people whose fingerprints are required for overseas visa or security applications.

  • How we use personal information

    We take great care to ensure that personal information is handled appropriately in order to secure and maintain individuals' trust and confidence in the force.

  • Legal aid evidence

    Individuals in some circumstances may require evidence from the police in support of an application for civil legal aid. The Civil Disclosure Unit is responsible for processing these requests.

  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

    The Protection of Freedoms Bill gained royal assent on 1 May 2012, becoming the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

  • Publication Scheme

    We have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner, setting out the information we make routinely available.

  • Register of business interests

    We publish a business interests register, to be completed by all police officers with second jobs or additional business interests.

  • Register of gifts, gratuities and hospitality

    Senior officers and staff are required to complete a register of gifts, gratuities and hospitality.

  • Street level crime mapping

    North Yorkshire Police publishes street-level crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and local policing information via www.police.uk.

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