I am writing to request all the information to which I am entitled under Section 7 (1) of the Data Protection Act 1998.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining some of the areas and occasions on which your organisation may have compiled information on me. As you will understand, this may not be a definite list of such occasions.
- (Here insert all the things you believe the police may have records of - arrests - stop and search - photos - videos etc - put in as much detail as you can including times and places - but use common sense about what you tell them) -
I would be interested in any discussion or opinions expressed within your organisation of my person, reputation, character, history or behaviour, actual or perceived. I should make it clear that this request should also cover all or any other information you may hold. I hope that you will be able to comprehensively search all your records.
The definition of ‘personal data’ under the act covers both facts and opinions about myself as an individual, as well as information regarding the intentions of your organisation towards myself as an individual. This request should therefore cover any internal/external memos, emails, faxes, and any other correspondence or readily accessible data held on computer by your organisation which could be classified as ‘personal data’ under the 1998 Data Protection Act. This request covers both manual and electronic data.
I enclose a photocopy of a recent - (phone/gas etc) - bill as confirmation of the above being my home address. I have also enclosed a photocopy of my - (passport/NHS card or other proof of identity) - and a recent photograph of myself - (if applyimg for photo/video records) - to aid your identification.
I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response within 40 days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future
send requests to the following.............
For Stirling and Auchterarder area
The Chief Constable Mr John Vine (OR the Data Protection Officer)
Tayside Police HQ
PO Box 59
West Bell Street
The Chief Constable Paddy Tomkins (OR the Data Protection Officer)
Lothian and Borders Police Force Headquarters
For Glasgow including Dungavel and Faslane
The Chief Constable Mr William Rae, (OR the Data Protection Officer)
Strathclyde Police Headquarters
173 Pitt Street
NPOIU - (which doesn’t exist if you phone!) -
The Data Protection Officer
National Public Order Intelligence Unit
New Scotland Yard