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How to Obtain Information

On this website

If you have any queries about the Freedom of Information Act, please refer first of all to our Quick Reference Guide. You'll find a summary of the key issues in a question and answer format. 

To find out more about information and publications currently available from the Derbyshire Constabulary, see the Information Requests web page. This page is the index to our online Publication Scheme. 

For more general questions about policing matters, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) web page. 

The Ministry of Justice website has national statistical information relating to courts and sentencing, and has direct links to other national statistical sites.

Thinking about making a Freedom of Information request?

Before you do please read the following statement: Information Concerning Police Investigations

If you are after information about local crime such as street-level crime and outcomes, maps and data, details of your local policing team and beat meetings it's available through www.police.uk

If you are after conviction information please be aware that the Constabulary does not keep conviction information for types or classes of offences in a retrieveable format as it's held against individual offence records, not by type of offence. Therefore, if you require general statistical information about convictions you should contact the relevant Court for the area you are interested in.

 The Courts serving Derbyshire are (in alphabetical order) as follows

  • Derby Combined Court Centre (Crown and Magistrates) Morledge, Derby DE1 2XE (01332 622600)
  • High Peak LJA, Peak Buildings, Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6DY (01298 23951)
  • North East Derbyshire & Dales LJA, Court House, Tapton Lane, Chesterfield S41 7TW ( 01246 224040)
  • Southern Derbyshire LJA, The Court House, St. Mary’s Gate, Derby, DE1 3JR (01332 362000)

Enquiries By Post

Where information is available on the website, a hyperlink will direct you to the correct page or document on the website. 

Where no online version is available, you should apply in writing to: 

Freedom of Information
Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall

Enquiries By E-mail 

If you prefer to e-mail us with an enquiry relating to the Freedom of Information Act, please use the e-mail address below: 


When requesting information included in this scheme, it is important to include the following:

  1. Your name and address
  2. The information or documents you would like to access.
  3. The way you would like the information to be sent to you (a hard copy or email).
  4. Your telephone number, in the event we need to clarify exactly what you require.

We aim to provide information listed in the Publication Scheme within twenty working days.

If you want to make a query about lost/found property, please call our 101 non-emergency number or visit your nearest enquiry office.

Find Out What Information We Hold About You

Data Protection Legislation provides you with a right of access to personal data
which may be held about you, unless certain exemptions apply. This is known as Subject Access. To find out how you can ask to see what information Derbyshire Constabulary may hold on you please see Data Protection and Right of Access.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.