Complaints from Public regarding unlawful access of Police National Computer

Reference: 17001

Date Added: Friday, January 20, 2017

Category: Complaints

Disclosure Details

Question

 

1. The number of complaints about police officers illegally accessing the Police National Computer

2. The number of complaints about force civilian staff illegally accessing the Police National Computer

3. Please detail the outcome of those complaints (numbers of police officers disciplined/prosecuted/suspended/sacked/no action, numbers of police staff disciplined/prosecuted/suspended/sacked/no action)

4. Please detail for what purposes (where known) those police officers and staff unlawfully accessed the PNC

 

Answer

 

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find responses below.


1. 0

2. 0

3. No information held

4. No information held.

Please note: If the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner had received any such complaints, they would have been passed to Gwent Police to deal with. We would not hold any information on the outcome of the complaint in relation to disciplinary/suspension/no action taken against police officers/staff. This information would be held by Gwent Police and as such you would need to contact them on FOI@gwent.pnn.police.uk in order to submit a freedom of information request.