Request information about yourself or someone else
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.
Request information about myself, other than my criminal conviction history, for my own personal interest
Thank you. You need to submit a right of access/subject access request, which is the official way to request personal information, such as crime reports, that we hold about you on our databases.
There are several ways of making a subject access request; by telephone, by email, by letter, through this website using a downloadable form or in person.
However you make a request, it must include:
- your full name
- your date of birth
- your address
- a clear description of the specific information you want us to send you
We will also need to confirm your identity. We'll ask you to provide scans, photos or photocopies of official documents which between them confirm your full name, date of birth and your current address.
How to apply:
Step 1a: If you're a member of the public, please download the right of access request form.
Step 1b: If you're a current employee or an ex-employee, please download the Met's internal right of access request form*
*Please note that current employees can contact HR/OH direct for the majority of their information without the need to submit a Right of Access request by submitting a service request on MyHR
Step 2: Print and complete the form.
You'll also need photocopies or printed scans of:
- one document proving your residential address, such as a utility bill
- two documents proving your ID – one of which must be your passport, driving licence or identity card
Step 3: Once complete, you can either post the form and ID documents to the address below or send it via email to [email protected].
MPS Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Step 4: We'll investigate and respond.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, once you've submitted your request we will respond within 30 days.
Please note: it's against the law for an employer, or potential employer, to ask you to perform a right of access request as part of a vetting process.