13 February 2017 – 1022.2016-17 – staff illegally accessing the Police National Computer
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
Please provide the information for calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016 –Jan-Dec.
OPCCs should/usually hold a log detailing the nature of complaints sent to them by members of the public. Please provide details of the number of complaints against police that involve the alleged misuse of the Police National Computer.
We are aware that any complaints relating to police officers and staff received by the OPCC are usually sent on to the police force.
Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information
To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.
1, 2, 3, 4) No information is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPCC) in order to answer your request. All complaints of this nature that are received by the OPCC are submitted to North Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards Department.
Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.