FOI: GMP publication scheme

In conjunction with all the other police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, key areas of information that the public may require, were identified and form the basis of our classes of information.

Greater Manchester Police are committed to delivering an open and transparent service whenever possible and it is our intention to publish information in our Publication Scheme that the public have an interest in viewing. However, as we are committed to protecting the communities we serve, preventing and detecting crime, it must be recognised that certain information, in the public interest should not be disclosed.

Information concerning ongoing investigations, investigative methods, intelligence and the use of related operational techniques must be protected. They are central to the maintenance of a safe and just society. In this respect, Greater Manchester Police will, when appropriate, apply reasonable consideration of the exemptions afforded under the Freedom of Information Act, particularly; Section 30 Investigation and proceedings conducted by public authorities, Section 31 Law enforcement and Section 41 Information provided in confidence.

The person responsible for maintaining the Publication Scheme for Greater Manchester Police is the Manager of the Information Compliance and Records Management Unit who is situated within our Information Governance Unit (email- freedomofinformation@gmp.police.uk ).

Aim Of The Scheme

The aim of the Publication Scheme is to set out: 

  • What information Greater Manchester Police publishes or intends to publish as a matter of course
  • How we will publish this information
  • Whether the information will be available free of charge or on payment.
  • Guide to GMP published information 
     

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