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FOI information

The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals the right to request information held by public organisations.

Openness is one of our force’s core values and we strive to release information which is suitable for public knowledge by working in line with the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is responsible for ensuring the force complies with the act. 

FOI requests

You can make a freedom of information (FOI) request by using our online form or sending a letter to the below address.

Before submitted an FOI request, we encourage you to view our previous FOI responses and our publication scheme to find out whether your query has already been answered on this website.

Please be aware that our proactive publishing of FOI responses is a new online service and as such, may only contain a few responses. From October 2017 onwards, FOI responses will be updated on a weekly basis and available online responses will build over time, as and when we respond to members of the public. 

Make an FOI request online

To apply for information online, complete our freedom of information form.

Make an FOI request by post

You can make an FOI request by sending us a written application. All requests must be understandable and include;

  • your name
  • a return address (postal or email)
  • a description of what information you require
  • how you would like the response to be sent to you.

Requests should be sent to the following address;

Freedom of Information
Information Rights
Bedfordshire Police HQ
Woburn Road
Kempston
Bedfordshire
MK43 9AX

Alternatively, you can email your request to our FOI mailbox.

Our response to FOI requests

After you submit a request, we aim to respond to you within 20 working days.

Anybody can make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and there are two main rights relating to individuals making a request for information;

  • the right to be told whether the information exists
  • the right to receive information.

The above rights are subject to relevant exemptions which can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website

Existing published information

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