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To understand how your data is collected and handled, read our privacy notice.

See our privacy policy

This privacy notice explains how and why Northamptonshire Police process your personal data, under Part 2, for general data and Part 3 for law enforcement data.

It also describes your rights in regard to your personal information and how to complain to the Information Commissioner if you have concerns with how we have handled your data.

Processing personal data
Law enforcement processing
Your data rights
Covid-19 privacy notice
Body Worn Video privacy notice
CCTV privacy notice
Complain to the Information Commissioner

Introduction to lawful data processing

As of 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Act 2018 became the new data protection law within the United Kingdom and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also became enforceable throughout the European Union (EU). 

The Data Protection Act 2018 applies the EU’s GDPR standards for the processing of data considered as general data, this is data which is processed for a reason not involving law enforcement or national security. How organisations should process general data can be found in Part 2 of the DPA 2018.

The processing of data for law enforcement purposes is covered in Part 3 of the DPA 2018 and can only be done by an organisation which is considered as a competent authority. Law enforcement purposes are defined as the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security. The description of a competent authority is laid down in the Data Protection Act 2018, it includes but is not limited to, organisations such as Police Forces, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner. 

Data controllers

The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police is the Data Controller and has overall responsibility for the lawful processing of all personal data by their force.

The Data Protection Officer for Northamptonshire Police is Trina Kightley-Jones.

They can both be contacted at the details below.

Northamptonshire Police
Information Unit
Force Headquarters
Wootton Hall,
Wootton Hall Park

Email: [email protected]

ICO Registration Number:  Z4894886

We have a printable version of the Privacy Notice and also an Easy Read summary version. The information can be supplied in other languages and formats on request.

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After the Ride Along,  you will be asked to complete a feedback questionnaire required by the Home Office as part of their ‘Best Use of Stop & Search’ scheme. 

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