Privacy Policy

This privacy notice explains what you can expect when the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) collects and processes your personal information.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a public authority, established in legislation through the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. For the purposes of this notice, the term PCC is used to encompass the person elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner and any staff authorised to work for or on their behalf or under their direction and control (i.e., the OPCC).

The OPCC obtains, holds, uses and discloses personal information for two broad purposes:

  • The remit and power of the PCC, which includes rendering assistance to the public in accordance with OPCC policies and procedures; and any duty or responsibility of the PCC arising from common or statute law.
  • The provision of services to support the remit of the PCC.

We operate incompliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (UK).” Is replaced by “We operate in compliance with the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UKGDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (UK).”

The OPCC is the Data Controller for the personal data we collect from members of the public, voluntary and community sector organisations, private and public authorities, recipients of funding and services that we commission.

ICO Registration

The OPCC is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (Z3439263).

Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your privacy and your personal data:

  • To be informed and understand how your data will be used, secured and managed.
  • To access your personal data we hold about you and understand how we process it.
  • To have your data kept accurate and up to date and to be disposed of securely when no longer required.
  • In some circumstances, restrict our processing of your data, and or to request we erase your personal data where this is appropriate.
  • To object to our processing or withdraw previously given consent.

Information Handling & Sharing

We take the security of all personal information under our control very seriously. We will comply with the relevant parts of the legislation relating to security.

Handling Personal Information

Sharing Personal Information


We will keep your personal information as long as is necessary for the particular purpose or purposes for which it is held. This is set out in our Records Retention and Disposal Policy.

Record Retention and Disposal PolicyRecord Retention and Disposal Policy Appendix

GDPR Legal Basis for Processing Information

The legal basis for our use of your information will vary depending on the particular circumstance. These are some examples:

  • Art 6.1(a) Consent if you have given your consent that we can process your personal information for a particular purpose;
  • Art 6.1(b) Contractual Requirement if your personal information is necessary for the performance of a contract;
  • Art 6.1(c) Legal Obligation if your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation;
  • Art 6.1(e) Public Task if your personal information is necessary for the performance of public interest tasks;
  • Art 6.1(f) Legitimate Interest if your personal information is necessary for the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party.

Concerns or Complaints

If you have concerns or a complaint about how we handle your data please contact us and we will try to resolve the issue.

If you remain unhappy with how we have resolved your concern or complaint you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner's Office for an independent review. ICO contact details are below:

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or how we handle your personal data, please contact us

We keep this privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 21st October2019.