Police: Information

Home Office written question – answered on 7th December 2017.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which constabularies have stopped using using Police Information Notices.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish new guidelines from the College of Policing on the operation of Police Information Notices.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Police Information Notices have been issued by each constabulary in each year since 2012.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Police Information Notices (PINs) are an operational tool used by some police forces in England and Wales. Their use is the responsibility of the police and the issuing of guidance about them is the responsibility of the College of Policing. Information on their use is not collected centrally. The issuance of Police Information Notices (PINs) is an operational matter for police forces. Responsibility for the publication of information relating to PINs rests with Chief Constables.

Following this year’s joint inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Inspectorate which recommended the police cease use of PINs, we have been working with the National Policing Lead and the College of Policing on next steps on the use of PINs. The Home Secretary also chaired a National Oversight Group to ensure the inspection’s findings are acted upon.

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