Request for infomaton on missing person cases

Reference: 23033

Date Added: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.

You have requested the following information:

  • How many ‘open’ or ‘inactive’/ ‘cold’ missing persons cases are currently under your constabulary? (Inactive meaning at least 1 year old).

No information held

  • What reasons are there as to why missing persons cases are still unsolved? i.e., funding, lack of resources, no new evidence, no body etc.

No information held

  • Are there any policies and procedures that your constabulary uses specifically for ‘inactive’ missing persons cases? If yes, what are they?

No information held

  • Which individuals are involved in the reviews of ‘inactive’ missing persons cases? I.e., Review Officer, Senior Investigating Officer, Crime Scene Manager, Forensic Scientist etc.

No information held

  • Does your constabulary work closely with other organisations when reviewing ‘inactive’ missing persons cases? If so, which organisations? And what do they do to help?

No information held

  • What charities does your constabulary have access to for inactive missing persons cases? If so, what charities? And what do these charities do to help aid a long-term missing person’s case review?

No information held

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are separate organisations. As the Chief Constable is responsible for this information, you may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link I want to find information about the police | Gwent Police

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.

You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect. Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:

If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link

You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF