The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has a responsibility to make certain transparency information available to the public, as detailed within the Elected Local Policing Bodies Information Order 2011 (2011 No. 3050), and the subsequent Amendment Order 2012 (2012 No. 2479).
On this page you can find details of our governance arrangements such as our complaints procedures and our approach to General Data Protection regulations (GDPR).
Information provided to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) by users or visitors through the website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless such disclosure accords with the terms of our Privacy Notice.
Through the OPCC website, we may capture or store personal information, where this is voluntarily offered (for example via complaints, feedback forms and e-mail in order to assist us to deliver or improve our services). The website will log the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server.
This statement only covers the OPCC website (www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk) and does not cover other websites linked to our site. The OPCC is not responsible for the content, performance, accuracy or privacy of any external websites that may be linked from its site.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is registered as a ‘data controller’ under the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’) as we receive, create, hold and may disclose personal information about you in accordance with this notice. We process your personal information to assist us with the performance of our core statutory functions (including any incidental functions, and to carry out our official functions or public tasks that are set out in law, (mainly the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011). These include ensuring the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force in Cambridgeshire, community safety and the prevention of crime.
We will use your information in a manner that conforms to the DPA, and will endeavour to keep it accurate and up-to-date, for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with our Information Retention and Disposal Policy.
Personal information is held in order to assist the OPCC in carrying out its role in support of the Commissioner’s core statutory functions categorised as follows:
- Strategic Planning
- To ensure we meet our legal obligations
- Holding the Chief Constable to account, including complaint handling
- Partnership working, including local criminal justice partners
- Appointment of OPCC statutory officers
- Appointment, suspension and removal of Chief Constable
- Information and Engagement
- To enable us to set police and crime objectives
- Staff recruitment, management & vetting in support of our core functions
The Privacy Notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you and your organisation when you work with the OPCC, or engage with the OPCC, or provide us with your personal information for the purposes of an event or activity.
Privacy Notice topics include:
- Your personal data – what is it?
- When do we collect information?
- How do we collect information?
- What information do we collect about you?
- How is the data stored?
- How will we use the information about you?
- Communication and Engagement
- Access to your information and correction
- Changes to our Privacy Notice
- How to contact us
Please refer to the Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page for further information.
Access your personal data
The Data Protection Act 2018 allows you to ask for a copy of the personal information we hold on you, which is known as ‘subject access.’
How we use personal information
We’re committed to ensuring all personal information is handled appropriately in order to secure and maintain peoples trust and confidence in us.
We take data protection seriously and comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 which governs how we use and disclose personal information. The Police and Crime Commissioner is registered with the Information Commissioner and is obliged to make sure we handle all information in the right way.
For information on how to access your personal data and a subject access form, please refer to the documents at the bottom of this page
An information Sharing Agreement (ISA) has been introduced to regulate sharing of personal data between the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (OPCC).
This agreement has been developed with reference to the Data Protection Act 1998, the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017.
This agreement has been developed to:
- Define the purposes for which the Parties have agreed to share information.
- Describe the roles and structures that will support the exchange of information between Parties.
- Set out the legal gateway through which the information is shared.
- Describe the security procedures necessary to ensure compliance with agency specific security responsibilities and requirements.
- Describe how this arrangement will be monitored and reviewed.
Please refer to the Information Sharing Agreement at the bottom of this page for further information.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our Privacy Notice or information we hold about you via the following email address:
Data Protection Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner:
Andy Gilks, Head of Information Management for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
Head of Information Management
Bedford, MK42 9AP
By phone: email or post only
Who to complain to if you are unhappy
You can complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with any aspect of how the OPCC uses your personal information.
ICO contact details are below:
The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0303 123 1113