Request information held about you

Subject to certain exemptions, you have a right to be told whether any information is held about you, and a right to be provided with a copy of the information.

The Chief Officer of Police will only be able to provide that information if satisfied of your identity.

You are not entitled to information identifying another individual, unless they agree. If you think that information might be held about you that may identify another person, you should get their prior agreement and send it in with your application.

You may find that not all of the information held about you has been provided. This is because there are exemptions which may prevent the disclosure of information held by the Police in relation to:

  • the prevention or detection of crime or
  • the apprehension or prosecution of offenders

if providing the information would be likely to prejudice either of the above.

In order to locate the information that may be held, and in order to confirm your identity, please provide all of the information requested.

The Constabulary is required by the provisions of the Data Protection Legislation 2018, to provide you with the requested information within 30 days of receipt of this form, or a reasonable period for law enforcement data however, if you have any further queries regarding your application, please contact the Data Protection and Information Security Officer.

To obtain a copy of information held by police about you, there are now three options:

For Isle of Man information only, please use our Application for access to information held by the IOM Police form and return it to:

The Chief Constable
Isle of Man Constabulary (Subject Access)
Police Headquarters
Isle of Man

For UK/Police National Computer information only, please use see the ACRO website where you can apply online or by post.

For Isle of Man and UK information, please use both options above.

For proof of identity, two documents are required which between them clearly show

  • your name
  • current postal address
  • date of birth
  • signature

for example:

  • birth certificate
  • driving license
  • passport
  • medical card
  • bank statement
  • utility bill
  • rent agreement

Do not send originals as these will not be returned. Photocopies are now acceptable.

Alternatively, forms can be collected from any Isle of Man Police Station.