Retention of offence information

The legislation relating to the retention of offence information held and disclosed by the Police for vetting purposes has changed.

Any conviction which was previously ‘stepped down’ will now be shown on your PNC disclosure regardless of the nature of the offence, or how old it is. This is the result of a Judgement made on 19th October 2009 and means that all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings will be retained on the Police National Computer (PNC) until you are 100 years of age.

The information will be routinely disclosed to the disclosure agencies (for example the Criminal Records Bureau).

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Information Standards & Compliance
North Wales Police Headquarters
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8AW

Email: Data Protection Enquiries