Humberside Police gathers and holds personal information for a policing purpose. The policing purpose includes:-
- Protecting life and property;
- Preserving order;
- Preventing the commission of offences;
- Bringing offenders to justice;
- Any duty or responsibility arising from common and statute law
The policing purposes provide the legal basis for processing – collecting, recording, evaluating, sharing and retaining police information.
Humberside Police will hold information relating to a range of individuals including victims, witnesses, complainants, suspects and offenders, in connection with this policing purpose as well as details of others who work for or with this police force.
All personal information is held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and anyone working within the Humberside Police may only use information in accordance with their policing duties.
Information held by Humberside Police may be shared with other organisations where this is necessary for a policing purpose, examples of sharing :-
- With Criminal Justice Systems as part of the pre charge and post-charge processes e.g. prosecuting an individual through the Court.
- When working with partner agencies to reduce crime and disorder, and anti social behaviour as required by the Crime and Disorder Act.
- With the Disclosure & Barring Service which provides information to organisations in order to enable them to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying potential candidates who may by unsuitable to work with children or other vulnerable members of society.
- With other Professional and Regulatory Bodies
- Where specifically required to do so by statute or by order of the court.
Humberside Police will also share information with partner agencies when the information is required to enable them to carry out their statutory responsibilities or where it is necessary to prevent harm to an individual or others.
Any disclosure of personal information is carefully considered in accordance with legislation, policy and/or information sharing agreements.
You also have the right to access information held about you and can request this under s7 Subject Access provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (link to Personal Information).