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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into effect on 1 January 2005 and gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. Wherever possible, we want to share information with you, both to help you understand how and why the Casualty Reduction Scheme was set up, as well as keeping you informed on how we are working towards our objectives. To this end, we maintain a publication scheme which sets out what information will be published as a matter of course. Information not routinely published can be requested via the West Midlands Police Freedom of Information Unit.

For more information, see the Freedom of Information page on the West Midlands Police website.

Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires a publication scheme to specify the classes of information the public authority already publishes or intends to publish. Our intention is to publish as much information as possible on subjects where there is known to be public interest. The aim of the publication scheme is to set out:

What information WMCRS publishes or intends to publish as a matter of course
How it will publish this information
Whether the information will be available free of charge or on payment.

The person responsible for maintaining the publication scheme for WMCRS is Inspector Mick Hartill, the Casualty Reduction Scheme Manager.

To provide general information that may be of interest to you, WMCRS has developed this online section, which includes the following:

Classes of information Schedule Availability
Who we are and what we do
About us Updated when changes occur Website, free
Our aims Updated when changes occur Website, free
Contact details Updated when changes occur Website, free
Camera criteria Updated when changes occur Website, free
Camera locations Updated when changes occur Website, free
Relationships with other agencies and authorities Updated when changes occur Website, free
What our priorities are and how we are doing
Our aims Updated when changes occur Website, free
Casualty reduction targets and performance monitoring Updated when changes occur Website, free
Casualty reduction figures at camera sites Updated when changes occur Website, free
How we make decisions
Public attitude surveys Published as reports become available Website, free
Our policies and procedures
Our aims Updated when changes occur Website, free
Casualty reduction targets and performance monitoring Updated when changes occur Website, free
Casualty reduction figures at camera sites Updated when changes occur Website, free
Information about the cameras and links to manufacturers' websites Updated when changes occur Website, free
Services provided by the Scheme
Education campaigns Updated when changes occur Website, free
Camera calibration certificates Updated when changes occur Website, free
National Speed Awareness Course information Updated when changes occur Website, free

Information on senior officers and financial information is available through the West Midlands Police website.

Requesting Information

The publication scheme has been designed to highlight information and publications currently available from WMCRS. Where no online version is available, you should apply in writing to:

Freedom of Information Unit
West Midlands Police
PO Box 52
Lloyd House
Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6NQ

Or alternatively email:
foi@west-midlands.police.uk

When requesting information included in this scheme you must include the following details:

Your name and address.
The information or documents you would like to access.
The way you would like the information to be sent to you (e.g. hard copy, via email).

In most cases you won't have to pay anything as the information is free, but in some instances the information you require may take a little longer to retrieve or cost more to copy, so you may be charged to cover administration costs. If a fee is required you will be informed how much you will have to pay and to whom. On receipt of the payment we will give you the information. West Midlands Police aim to provide information listed in the publication scheme within 20 working days. For more information, please see the West Midlands Police website.

Photographic evidence recorded by safety cameras is personal data and is therefore not available under the Freedom of Information Act. If you wish to obtain photographic evidence of your offence, you should contact the Central Ticket Office.

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