Policy Details

Police National Database

Dated: 29 Mar 2017

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

POLICY TITLE: Police National Database

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Major Crime and Intelligence

AUTHOR: Detective Inspector, FIB.

CONTACT DETAILS: 101 Ext: 62241


AIM OF POLICY: To ensure that Northumbria Police operate the Police National Database (PND) in accordance with the Code of Practice on the Operation and Use of the Police National Database 2010.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: Ensures that PND business rules are followed and that the force can maximise the benefit available from the use of PND.

REASON FOR POLICY: To comply with the Code of Practice on the Operation and Use of the Police National Database 2010.


DESCRIPTION OF POLICY:

The Police National Database (PND) is a national system that allows users direct access to foreign Force intelligence and other information held by other police Forces.

PND is an intelligence-handling system and not an evidential system.

The information held on the PND is not new information but comes from existing Force systems that support force intelligence, crime, domestic abuse, child abuse and custody business areas.

Northumbria Police will operate PND in accordance with the Code of Practice and Manual of Guidance.

Data recorded by Northumbria Police is shared with the PND and will be used for the following policing purposes:

  • Protecting life and property

  • National security

  • Preserving order

  • Preventing the commission of offences

  • Bringing offenders to justice

  • Any duty or responsibility of any person arising from common or statute law.

Only authorised and appropriately vetted users will be able to access the PND directly. Non-authorised users requiring a check to be conducted on PND must do so through a formal request.

Any enquiry must be conducted for a lawful purpose and will be subject to audit.


SOURCE DOCUMENTS:

Code of Practice on the Operation and Use of the Police National Database 2010; PND Manual of Guidance second edition 2012; PND Business Rules Catalogue v1.0 2012; PND Security Operating Procedures (local)

GROUPS AFFECTED: All Police Officers and Police Staff

ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE RESTRICTIONS: None