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Police National Computer (PNC) Procedure

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The PNC lead for NYP is ACC Mark Pannone.

The PNC provides quick and direct access to a central store of information. The information is accessible by police and law enforcement agencies throughout England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, together with a range of other authorised agencies.  It contains information relevant to the following:

  • Vehicles registered at DVLA
  • Unregistered and foreign vehicles of police interest
  • Stolen and found property
  • Individuals processed for criminal matters
  • Individuals otherwise of police interest (e.g. missing or subject to court order).

Other agencies providing information relevant to the above include:

  • Her Majesty’s Courts
  • Her Majesty’s Prisons
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB)

NYP will utilise PNC data to ensure safer roads, efficient delivery of justice and the reduction of crime and disorder in our communities.  To maximise the benefits of PNC we will:

  • collect and update the PNC with good quality, accurate & relevant data
  • Use PNC data as an effective contribution to operational policing and decision making
  • Maintain an adequate pool of staff skilled in analysing, creating, and retrieving PNC data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Our ability to police effectively and deliver criminal Justice efficiently relies upon accurate and timely PNC information. In handling PNC data, NYP will observe the PNC Code of Practice, the PNC Manual and recommendations contained within the HMIC thematic inspection ‘On the Record’.

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