National standards and guidance is available to all police forces through the National College of Policing under the title Information Management on their Approved Professional Practice (APP) website.
The principles of management of police information (MoPI) provide a way of balancing proportionality and necessity that are at the heart of effective police information management. They also highlight the issues that need to be considered in order to comply with the law and manage risk associated with police information.
This section of APP (management of police information) is the detailed guidance referred to in Home Office (2005) Code of Practice on Management of Police Information. It supersedes ACPO (2010) Guidance on Management of Police Information.
All Chief Officers are subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998 (DPAct) guidance on the application and interpretation of the DPAct can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.
APP on data protection has been produced to assist forces in their statutory responsibility to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
Data protection is a core requirement to support effective policing. It identifies the structures, responsibilities, policies and processes that must be in place to ensure consistency in the way the DPA is applied throughout the police service.
The target audience is primarily data protection officers (DPOs), other data protection practitioners, information asset owners, and chief officers in their capacity as data controllers.
These pages are currently under construction.
ACPO Central Referral Unit is working on a version for inclusion on the National College of Policing – Approved Professional Practice.
Information Assurance content is currently under development.