Deletion of your records from the Police National Computer

The Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly in England and Wales indicate that 1.71 million individuals were dealt with by the Criminal Justice System from April 2016 to March 2017 and 1.43 million defendants were prosecuted.

 

On arrest a record is made of the individual to include their DNA and biometric data. Even if a that person is falsely accused and released without charge, their record remains on the Police National Computer.

 

Can anything be done to erase record of arrest?

 

Deletion of your records from the Police National Computer is done via an application to the Chief Constable. As the deletion is not automatic, the application must include detailed representations to fit the relevant criteria to represent that the police should use their discretion to ensure the record is deleted.

 

We can assist with this application for a fixed rate of £230 plus VAT. Please contact Claire Gallagher for more details.