A broad summary of the Commissioner’s work can be found in the section titled The Commissioner. The types of decisions taken by the Commissioner come from fulfilling the role itself. The Commissioner is a democratically elected representative of local communities and, while the legislation of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 sets out areas of responsibility and key functions, the way in which the Commissioner chooses to fulfil the role is largely a matter for them.
The Commissioner is committed to demonstrating integrity, regularity and transparency in their decision-making. Decisions range from single, internally focussed, low impact decisions (e.g. issues relating to governance), through to those of significant public interest, consequences and cost. There are several factors that will be taken into account, in line with the principles of the Freedom of Information Act, when deciding on the potential level of public interest that might be generated. Decisions of significant interest that have been made will be published in the Decisions section.
You can find more information about decision making in the Decision Making Policy in the Accessing Information section.