Dyfed-Powys Police gathers and holds personal information.  This information is used only for a policing purpose.

  • Protecting life and property
  • Preserving order
  • Preventing the commission of offences
  • Bringing offenders to justice
  • Any duty or responsibility of the police arising from common or statute law.

These policing purposes provide the legal basis for processing-collecting, evaluating, sharing and retaining police information.

We will hold information relating to a range of individuals including victims, witnesses, complainants, suspects and offenders in connection with this policing purpose, as well as details of others who work for or with Dyfed-Powys Police.

All personal information is held and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Statutory Code. Anyone working for or with Dyfed-Powys Police may only use information in accordance with their policing duties.

Information held by Dyfed-Powys Police may be shared with other organisations where this is necessary for a policing purpose.

  • With the Criminal Justice Systems as part of the pre-charge and post charge processes, for example prosecuting someone through the court.
  • When working with partner agencies to reduce crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour as required by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • With the Criminal Records Bureau, which provides information to organisations so that they can make safer recruitment decisions - identifying potential candidates who may be unsuitable to work with children or other vulnerable members of society.
  • With other professional and regulatory bodies.
  • Where specifically required to do so by statute or by the order of a court.

We will also share information with partner agencies when the information is required to enable them to carry out their statutory responsibilities or where it is necessary to prevent harm to an individual or others.  Any disclosure of personal information is carefully considered in accordance with legislation, policy and /or Information Sharing Agreements.

We may use your personal information to analyse our performance and effectiveness. It might be necessary for us, or third parties we deem appropriate and fully approved, to contact you and ask you to assist us in this analysis.  This is in order that we gather information about the service we are providing to the public and use this to identify ways of improving that service wherever we can.

You have the right to see information held about you and can request access to your own information as detailed within the Subject Access Procedures.

 Chief Constable Mark Collins

Chief Constable Mark Collins

Data Controller