Find out below how to request information the police hold on you.

You can also request details of your criminal history, whether it’s for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, visa applications or family court proceedings. If we can’t provide the information you need, we’ll point you to somewhere that can. 

Information notice

The public’s right of access is important to us - but there has been a significant rise in the number of requests we are receiving and although we have increased the number of people dealing with requests there remains a large backlog. This may prevent your request being dealt with within the statutory time limits, especially if it contains a lot of material or needs information from a variety of sources.

All new requests are triaged and if your request is a straightforward matter e.g. a single crime report, then it will be processed swiftly. If you are considering submitting a new right of access application, please consider whether there is an alternate route. For instance, if you require a copy of a stop slip or a copy of your custody record you can attend any Met police station to request this (within 30-calendar days for the stop slip and 12-months for the custody record).

Advice tool

I'd like to request disclosures for family court proceedings on behalf of a family member

Thank you. Just follow these steps to apply.

 

Step 1: Download the London request form (LRF) for private individuals representing themselves.

 

Step 2: Print and complete the LRF.

You'll need to include:

  • original copies of two forms of ID, one of which must be your passport, driving licence or identity card
  • a cheque for £82, made payable to the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

Step 3: Post your completed form and ID documents to the address below at least 20 days before the scheduled hearing date.

Legal Support Team
Directorate of Legal Services
Metropolitan Police Service
10 Lamb's Conduit Street
London
WC1N 3NR

 

We'll look into your request and respond in due course.

For further details, please refer to the LRF form.