Your right to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you rights to find out what information is held about yourself. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides you with rights to seek general information about the MPS.
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 publication scheme contains corporate reports, policies and minutes that have been made available for viewing.
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.
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.
Disclosure in Family Proceedings
The London Request Form gives you the right to request information held by the MPS for use in family proceedings.
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.
Enhanced security checks
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups