Data Protection at Northumbria Police
The Data Protection Act 1998
Northumbria Police processes personal data (information about living people) by computer.
The principal purposes of this are to prevent and detect crime; apprehend and prosecute offenders; protect life and property; maintain law and order and help the public in line with force policies and procedures. Information is also processed for the administration of the force and its employees.
People have a right of access to personal data held about them and can make an application through the procedure ‘Subject Access’ (Data Protection Act 1998). Forms can be used and are available below. It is not a requirement to complete this form, however it may make it easier to locate the information you want.
By download from this site:
In Writing (DO NOT ATTEND THIS ADDRESS)
4th Floor Cobalt Business Exchange
Cobalt Business Way
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 101 (ext. 49442 or 49443)
Disclosure replies may take up to 40 days from the day your completed request, fee and copies of ID are received by this office.
If you do not receive a disclosure reply within 14 days after this time (ie 54 days from the original application) please contact the Disclosure Section.
Subject Access Requests can be forwarded by post to the above address and must be accompanied by copies of two forms of identification:
A copy of an identification document, eg birth certificate, current passport.]
A copy of proof of address - Recent utility bill or British driving licence – do not send originals, copies will not be returned.
There is a £10 application fee. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to Northumbria Police and should be clearly marked "Subject Access" on the back, along with the name of the applicant.
A copy of the subject access form is available in two formats. You can print this out and send it to the Information Compliance Unit at the address on the form, along with a copy of your identification and the fee
Anyone needing a Police Certificate to apply for emigration, visas, work permits or residency in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States should download the application form for an ACPO Police Certificate from the ACPO website.
Please note: This certificate is processed entirely by the ACPO Criminal Records Office (ACRO) and all submissions and enquiries should be made to ACRO, through the following routes:
Telephone: 08456 013 999 (during their office opening hours of 8:30 – 16:30, Monday to Friday)
By writing to: ACRO, PO Box 481, Fareham, PO14 9FS
Please do not return the Police Certificate application form to Northumbria Police.