Police and other agencies request for personal information

This page covers what personal information the police and other agencies can request and how to action these requests.

Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 Data Protection Act 2018

The police and other agencies can request access to personal information held by local authorities for specified purposes. These types of request include Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 Data Protection Act 2018.

They can ask for information if it's about:

  • Prevention or detection of crime
  • The apprehension or prosecution of offenders
  • Assessment or collection of tax, duty or imposition of a similar nature.

The Act:

  • Does not give an automatic right of access to information
  • States that public bodies can assess the merits of requests and decide whether or not to apply the exemption

See the Information Commissioners Office guidance about exemptions. It includes reasons we must take into consideration when deciding whether to release information to relevant authorities.

Make a Schedule 2 Part 1 Para. 2 Data Protection Act 2018 request

To make a request, please complete the following form:

The request will need to be signed off by an officer (rank of inspector or above) if the request is from the police.

Please send the completed form to cheryl.lincoln@secure.havant.gov.uk.

Third party disclosures

Individuals or data subjects can give signed written consent for us to disclose information. However, we must be satisfied that consent was freely given by the data subject.