Warwickshire Police gathers and holds personal information which it uses for a policing purpose. The policing purpose includes:
a) Protecting life and property;
b) Preserving order;
c) Preventing the commission of offences;
d) Bringing offenders to justice;
e) Any duty or responsibility of the police arising from common or statute law.
These five policing purposes provide the legal basis for collecting, recording, evaluating, sharing and retaining police information.
Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire Police.
All personal information is held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Statutory Code. Anyone working with the Warwickshire Police may only use information in accordance with their policing duties.
Information held by Warwickshire Police may be shared with other organisations where this is necessary for a policing purpose, for example information is shared:
Information is shared where specifically required to do so by statute or by order of the court. Warwickshire 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 have a right to see information held about you and can request access to your own information as detailed within the Subject Access procedures.