Privacy and cookies

Content disclaimer

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire (OPCC) maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the work of the OPCC. We make every effort to ensure that information published on the site is accurate, however, information in this complex field is prone to change at short notice and so you should always check with the OPCC directly if the information needed is particularly important to you, in order to be sure there has been no significant change since the time of posting.

The OPCC will not be held responsible for inaccuracies or for any use to which information on this site might be put. If you do find an error, please inform us and we will try to correct the information at the earliest possible opportunity. Access to the OPCC website does not create or imply any contractual relationship or personal duty between you (the visitor) and the OPCC.

Links disclaimer

The OPCC will not be responsible or liable for the contents or reliability of linked websites or forums and should not be taken as endorsing views and opinions expressed on any linked sites.

Similarly, the listing of a link should not be taken as representing a technical endorsement of any kind. The OPCC will not be responsible for any unwanted messages or viruses passed on as the result of contact with linked websites, and will not be responsible or liable for any losses incurred by visitors or linked sites as a result of viruses or other unwanted attachments passed on.

We cannot guarantee that links to pages on other sites will work all of the time, we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Privacy Policy

Information provided to the OPCC by the users of this website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless required by law. The OPCC does not store or capture personal information, unless voluntarily offered (for example, IP address via feedback forms and emails).

Where the provision of personal data is required to enable us to provide a specific service to the user, the details collected will only be used for the stated purpose. Children under the age of 16 should not submit information to the website without the consent of a parent or carer.

Google Analytics

The OPCC website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses cookies to collect standard internet log data in an anonymous form. The data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the OPCC including demographics and interest reporting.

If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics a browser add-on is available at

Information Security

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Website and by default they will expire after 30 days. Functionalities may include:
•Assisting you in navigation;
•Assisting in registration, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
•Analysing your use of our products, services or applications;
•Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts;
•Providing content from third parties

Below is a list of the cookies we use on our Website. We scan our Website with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in four categories:
•Strictly Necessary Cookies
•Media Cookies
•Performance Cookies
•Advertising Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.


Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.


Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.