To request information from South Wales Police, you can either:

  • Request non-personal information under the Freedom of InformationAct 2000
  • Request personal information under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

The Act gives any individual anywhere in the world the right to recorded information held by the Police Service, subject to the application of exemptions.

The Act gives two related qualified rights – the right to be told whether the information is held and the right to receive the information.

If you want to know more about the Freedom of Information Act, want to submit a request, or want to access published FOI responses, take a look at our Freedom of Information section.

The Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals the right of access to personal information, which may be held about them, subject to certain exemptions. This is called the right of ‘Subject Access’.

If you’d like to know more about the Data Protection Act or want to submit a ‘Subject Access’ request, our Data Protection section can help.