Correspondence relating to the appointment of Jo Farrell as Chief Constable of Police Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Any correspondence, briefing notes and memos relating to the recruitment and appointment of Jo Farrell as Chief Constable of Police Scotland.



I attach a copy of some of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 30(b)(i) and (ii) (free and frank provision of advice or exchange of views) and 38(1)(b) (personal information) applies to that information.

The reasons why that exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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