Your right to information
The FOI Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides you with rights to seek general information about the MPS. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you rights to find out what information is held about yourself.
Freedom of Information Act
The police service in the UK is committed to providing a consistent and high-quality response to requests for information made under the FOIA.
Information about yourself
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 98) gives you the right to access personal information [information about yourself] held by organisations.
The Environmental Information Regulations [EIR] came into force in 2005 to coincide with the Freedom of Information Act.
Genealogy and family history
Many records from the past have been retained by the Metropolitan Police and most ex officers can be traced. These records are now searchable and available to the public.
The publication scheme contains corporate reports, policies and minutes that have been made available for viewing.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently carried out an audit of the Metropolitan Police Service. Find out more about this audit and our response.
Disclosure in Family Proceedings
The London Request Form gives you the right to request information held by the MPS for use in family proceedings.