FOI: How to obtain information

Making a Freedom of Information request

Where information is available on the Force's website, you will be directed to the correct page or section. Where no online version is available, you should apply in writing to:

Information Compliance and Records Management Unit,
Greater Manchester Police,
Openshaw Complex
Lawton Street
Manchester,
M11 2NS

Or alternatively you can email your request to: freedomofinformation@gmp.police.uk  

If you require any assistance with making a request for information, please telephone 0161 856 2529 or 2668

When requesting information included in this scheme please 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).

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has issued a charter for responsible Freedom of Information requests, this charter can assist in making your FOI request to Greater Manchester Police. The charter can be found by clicking here ICO Charter for Responsible Freedom of Information requests

How long will it take?

We will provide information listed in the Publication Scheme promptly and in any case within 20 working days. 

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