We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

We want everyone to be able to use this website. You might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your needs. The site has been built so that you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

  • Some older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen readers. However, users can request accessible versions. We are in the process of reviewing and updating older PDF documents which should be completed by 31st January 2023.
  • Some content on our website is not available unless JavaScript is enabled, for example forms and maps.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you can’t access something you need on this site, please tell us about it and we will get you what you need in another way.

To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, please tell us:

  • the web address or title of the page where you found the problem
  • what the problem is
  • what computer and software you use

By email:

By phone: +44(0) 1604 888113

Feedback and contact information

If you’d like to contact us about something else, and you need a response, please use our contact page.

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

If you are in Northern Ireland and are not happy with how we respond to your complaint you can contact the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland who are responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • PDFs and other documents

PDFs may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. We are in the process of replacing or fixing any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services, however users can request accessible versions. These documents are being reviewed which should be completed by 31st January 2023.

With a few exceptions, all new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. All new documents that aren’t accessible will be clearly identified, and we will provide an accessible version wherever possible.

Content that is not within scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents are not fully accessible, for example, they may not be easy to read using a screen reader.

We aim to have replaced or fixed any PDF and Word documents which are essential to our services, like forms published as Word documents.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we don’t plan to fix every older non-essential document like old campaign PDFs.

How we tested this website

We continually monitor and test the accessibility of our site and have made fixing and improving the accessibility of the site part of our daily work.

We test our website using the following browsers (latest browser release):

Windows: Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Opera

Mac: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera

Mobile: Apple iOS – Safari; Android – Default web browser and Chrome

To make sure our website is accessible as possible we have:

  • Tagged all our images with alternative (alt) text so that if you can’t see the image, you can still understand what it means
  • We use strong colour contrasts between foreground and background
  • The page text can be made larger to make it easier to see and read on your computer from any internet browser
  • We have used our headings correctly by making sure they’re not just ordinary text made to look big and bold
  • Links are meaningful so you can find the information you need quickly.
  • Tables used have clear headings and summaries
  • We use plain English which is clearly understandable, and have avoided using jargon where we can

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30th November 2022. It was last reviewed on 13th December 2022.

This website was last tested on for compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 leva A and AA on the 10th December 2022 and was carried out by Jump Media. The test was done manually and a number of pages were reviewed and included:


The OPFCC will also regularly review the website manually by sampling pages randomly to ensure they are compliant.