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Lancashire Constabulary

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (known hereafter as 'the Act') gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by the Constabulary. The Act places a number of obligations on the Constabulary, including the need to create and maintain a Publication Scheme. The aim of the Publication Scheme is to set out classes of information which routinely are made publicly available. The current version of the Scheme is based upon the Information Commissioners' Office's Model Scheme and the Definitions Document for Police Forces (i.e. the minimum standards in which a Police Force should adhere to in its Publication Scheme).

Both of these documents can be found at the following web addresses:-

Model Publication Scheme

Definitions Document for Police Forces 

The information in this Scheme is available by clicking on the website links where available, otherwise the information can be obtained in the following ways:

By email: information@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

By post: Freedom of Information, Information Compliance & Disclosure Section, Lancashire Police Headquarters, PO Box 77, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SB

If you require information that is not listed under the Scheme, either write or email us using the details above and a member of staff will look at the feasibility of providing you with this information.

If you require information that is of a personal nature to yourself, i.e. a list of all your convictions, such requests are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of Section 40(1) as the right for access for this type of information falls under the process of 'Subject Access' under the Data Protection Act 1998.

For details of how the 'Subject Access' process works and how to undertake such a request, click here  

Click on the following links to find out more...

Who are we and what we do

Locations of police stations

Contact Details

Relationships with other authorities

Special Constabulary, PCSOs and Volunteers

Sponsorship Arrangements with Businesses

What we spend and how we spend it

What are our priorities and how are we doing?

How we make decisions

Policies and procedures

Lists and registers

Services Provided by Lancashire Constabulary

Who we are and what we do

Force Structure: Click here

Lancashire Constabulary Divisional Map: Click here

Officer and police staff establishment at force level: The issue of officer and police staff numbers is forwarded to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.  This is discussed at the Human Resources Committee at each sitting. The agenda and accompanying documents for each meeting can be found at the Authority's website: Link to follow

Profile of Chief and Senior Officers: Photograph and brief career outline can be found here

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Locations of police stations

Contact details for 'My Neighbourhood' Team: Click here to find your team by name

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Contact Details

Emergency and non-emergency telephone numbers: 101

Email address for general enquiries: lancashirepolice@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

Postal address for general enquiries: Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, PO Box 77, Hutton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5SB

Or visit here for other methods of contact

Police station addresses and opening times can be found here

How to report a crime Click here

How to make a complaint Click here

Firearms licensing Click here

How to make a Freedom of Information request Click here

How to make a Subject Access request Click here

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Relationships with other authorities

Click here

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Special Constabulary, PCSOs and Volunteers

Arrangements for Special Constables, PCSOs and recruitment information Click here

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Sponsorship arrangements with businesses

Force policy on sponsorship arrangements Click here

Companies that provide sponsorship, what this entails and monetary value: Link to follow 

What we spend and how we spend it

Copy of audited accounts: Click here

Force budget (as agreed by PCC): Click here

Income and expenditure at Force level: Link to follow

Expenditure over £500: Click here

First Class Travel By Employees: Link to follow

Force Policy on Procurement: Click here

Force procedure on procurement, contract values and tendering arrangements: Click here and here

Salaries - Senior Police Staff: Link to follow

Police Staff and Police Officer Salary Scales: Click here and here

Expenses paid to chief officers and staff (by month): Link to follow

Link to HMIC: Click here

Financial Regulations Lancashire Constabulary is subject to: Link to follow

Source of Funding for PCSOs: Link to follow

Reports in addition to the Annual Statement of Accounts, evaluating how the force spends its budget can be found here

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What are our priorities and how are we doing?

Strategic Plan: Link to follow

Annual Policing Plan: Link to follow

Police and Crime Plan: Click here

Area Policing Plans: Link to follow

Chief Officer's Annual Report: Click here

Police Performance Assessments: Click here

Police Force Statistics: By ward or By street

Neighbourhood Policing Arrangements: Click for more information

Reports from Independent Custody Visitors: Link to follow

Home Office Police Service Strength Report: Click here

British Crime Survey: Click here

Home Office Annual Crime Figures: Click here

Monitoring record of ‘Stop and Account’ and ‘Stop and Search’: Link to follow

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How we make decisions

Agenda and minutes for the senior decision making committees: Link to follow

Business Group Meetings: Link to follow

Minutes for Neighbourhood Policing Team Meetings (Senior Management Level): Link to follow

Feedback from Public Consultation and Surveys: Click here

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Policies and Procedures

A review of the Constabulary's current policies is presently being undertaken to ensure that they are suitable for publication. Therefore, if you require access to a specific policy, get in touch with us and a member of staff will look at the feasibility of disclosing the information you are seeking.

Recruitment of Staff: Click here

Records Management, Data Protection, Information Sharing Policies: Link to follow

How to make a complaint: Click here

Independent Police Complaints Commission: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/

Charter mark procedures: Following the introduction of the Government's new standard, Customer Service Excellence, Charter Mark is now closed to new applications. To learn more about the new standard, Customer Service
Excellence, you can visit their website here

Current Charging Rates – Click here for a copy of ACPO Charging rates.  Click here for a copy of Lancashire Constabulary charging rates.   Click here for ACPO Pathologists Fees

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List and Registers

Currently, there are no registers that the police service is required to publish by statute:

Current Asset Register: Click here

Lancashire Constabulary does not currently have an Information Asset Register

Overt CCTV camera locations operated by Lancashire Constabulary: Lancashire Constabulary does not ‘own’ any of the CCTV systems operated in town centres.  These are all owned by Local Authorities.

Register of Business Interests: Click here

Gifts and Hospitality Register: Click here

FOI Disclosure Log: Link to follow

Integrity Information: Link to follow

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Services provided by Lancashire Constabulary

Advice and guidance for the general public: A considerable amount of assistance and guidance can be found under the 'Help and Advice' section:

Details relating to ongoing campaigns (e.g. drink driving, weapon amnesties etc) are regularly published here and here

Firearms and Explosive Licensing Applications: Click here

College of Policing: Click here

Abnormal Loads Escort: Click here

External Training Provided Locally: Link to follow

Details of the services for which the police force is entitled to recover a fee together with those fees: Click here

Events Policed By Over 300 Officers (excludes VIP, Royalty, sensitive locations): Link to follow

Ceremonial duties: Specific details of any Ceremonial Duties will be provided on the 'News' section

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