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Make an FOI Request

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives you a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions.

The FOIA applies to the vast majority of public authorities, including the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.  If you ask us for information we will let you know in writing whether we hold information you have asked for and if we do, provide the information to you within 20 working days, unless it is subject to an exemption.  We also have a duty to provide advice or assistance to you or anyone seeking information (for example in order to explain what is readily available or to clarify what is wanted).

You can find routine information and publications on this website. Check the publication scheme section for details of the information that we publish.

You can also see if someone else has already asked for the same information in our disclosure logs.

How to make a request

If you cannot find information you are looking for on this website you can make a Freedom of Information request.   You can contact us at:

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
Police Headquarters
Deepdale Lane
Nr Lincoln
Tel: 01522 212351

Please state clearly the information you require and provide a name and return address.  If possible, please provide a telephone number so we can contact you if we need further details about the information you are requesting.

Manual of guidance

Our manual of guidance explains the way in which the Commissioner will deal with requests for information under the provisions of the FOIA and exactly what members of the public can expect from us.  The manual provides an explanation covering all aspects of the implementation and application of the FOIA, including how to submit a request and a review of the key exemptions the Commissioner is likely to use and why.

View the manual of guidance below

Freedom of Information: Manual of guidance

View our Freedom of Information manual of guidance

Freedom of Information: Manual of guidance.pdf 314.6KB