Guidance

Applications to the Biometrics Commissioner under PACE

Guidance for chief police officers when considering whether to make an application to the Commissioner for the retention and use of biometric material.

Detail

Guidance for chief police officers when considering whether to make an application to the Commissioner for the retention and use of biometric material (‘the Biometrics Commissioner’), under section 63G of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. With the intention to retain the DNA profile and fingerprint record of an individual who has been arrested, but not charged with or convicted of a qualifying offence, and which would otherwise fall to be destroyed.