Information Fair Trader Scheme

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The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) licenses the use of certain of its images, footage and other material for commercial purposes.

Work produced by police staff is copyright of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). Work produced by Police Officers is the copyright of the Crown. The Metropolitan Police Service has been granted a delegation of authority to manage the Crown copyright work of police officers.

The Metropolitan Police Service has agreed to sign up to the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS).

The IFTS sets and assesses standards for public sector bodies. It requires them to encourage the re-use of information and reach a standard of fairness and transparency.

For more information on the IFTS please visit their website.

There is a  statement of commitment to the IFTS from the commissioner and MOPAC - see related publications.

We are currently in the process of putting in place a complaints procedure, in the meantime please refer any initial complaints to Intellectual Property Manager via the general enquiries form. If your complaint refers to any of the IFTS principles or the Re-use Regulations, and you are unsatisfied with how we handle your complaint, you will have the option of referring the complaint  to The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI).

We are also endeavouring to create a user friendly method of letting you know what information is available for reuse.

In the meantime, should you know of any information you wish to reproduce that is available via the publication scheme or that you have received through an FOIA request, or should you have or know of any images or footage you would like to license, please contact the Intellectual Property Manager via the general enquiries form. Please quote “For the attention of the Intellectual Property Manager” in the subject field.

Should you wish to license an image or some footage, you will be asked to sign the Materials Licence. Please note The Metropolitan Police Service owns very little CCTV footage and therefore in most cases will not be able to provide permission for it to be used.

The MPS licenses the use of its trademark within fictional TV programmes or films.
If you wish to licence the MPS trade mark Please e-mail the Intellectual Property manager with your request via the general enquiries page. Please quote “For the attention of the Intellectual Property Manager” in the subject field.

If you are granted permission to use the trademark, you will be asked to sign a trade mark licence - see related publications.

The current fees and charges are being reviewed, but the current ones can be seen in the related publication.