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28 01, 2019

What is the Police National Database (PND)?

By |January 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Police National Database (PND) is a separate system from the Police National Computer (PNC). The stated aim of the PND is as follows: The Police National Database (PND) is a national information management system that improves the ability of the Police Service to manage and share intelligence and other operational information, to prevent and

26 01, 2019

What is the Police National Computer (PNC)?

By |January 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The Police National Computer (PNC) is the principal police database used by the police. The PNC is an amalgam of a number of databases containing text information relevant to policing. Fingerprints and DNA are not placed onto the PNC, but a reference to these items is logged against names files which link to the National

15 01, 2019

Can United States of America Immigration Officials see my Criminal Record?

By |January 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are planning on travelling to the USA and you have a criminal record, you may be concerned about what records the authorities can see. We received several anecdotal reports of UK citizens attempting to travel to the US and being turned away due to arrest records, see here for a recent news

16 02, 2017

Record Deletion Process – ACRO Deletion of Records from National Police Systems

By |February 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is possible to apply for the deletion of police records from the Police National Computer (PNC), National Fingerprint Database (IDENT1) and the National DNA Database (NDNAD). The  National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) call this process the “Record Deletion Process.” Locally held records, such as custody records and custody photos, are managed under the  Authorised

14 02, 2017

Police Cautions

By |February 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A police caution is an out of court disposal aimed at achieving cheap and rapid justice. A police caution can only be issued if the suspect accepts the caution and admits the allegation. Admission to a Police Caution If a suspect does not admit the allegation then a police caution cannot be issued. An admission

1 02, 2017

Is a police caution a criminal record?

By |February 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is a police caution a criminal record? The short answer to this question is yes - a caution is a criminal record. However what actually constitutes a "criminal record" is not a precisely defined concept, and the better question to ask is, in what circumstances will my caution be disclosed? A caution will become

31 01, 2017

How long does a police caution stay on your record?

By |January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The answer to this question depends on who is asking the question. The answer will be different depending on the level of disclosure that can be lawfully requested by the organisation who is asking the question. On a basic disclosure (issued by disclosure Scotland) a caution (youth and adult) is spent immediately and will not

30 01, 2017

Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction?

By |January 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have been offered or have received a caution, you may be wondering what the precise consequences of accepting a police caution (a simple police caution) are. Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction? A frequently asked question is whether a police caution is a criminal conviction. The short answer is no, a caution is

27 11, 2016

How to Challenge a Police Caution?

By |November 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be wondering whether it is possible to get a caution, including a conditional caution or youth caution, removed, or perhaps simply you have an arrest record that you would like expunged (deleted). It could be that your caution, or arrest record, is showing up on your standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service

3 01, 2016

Can I get an arrest record removed?

By |January 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Arrest Record and Disclosure If you have been arrested, but not charged or cautioned, then the police will usually keep a record of your arrest on the Police National Computer (PNC). PNC Deletion Your arrest Record record will be kept on the PNC unless an application is made to have it removed. The police have

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