The legislation also explains under which circumstances biometric information can and will be deleted from national police systems Police National Computer (PNC), National Fingerprint Database (IDENT1) and the National DNA Database (NDNAD).
To find out if you have grounds for an application to have biometric information removed from police records, go to the ACRO criminal records office website, where they have a detailed breakdown of the circumstances under which they would consider a request. This process also deals with requests for the removal of arrest records or out of court disposals, eg cautions.
All enquiries of this type must go to the NPCC, rather than to us directly.
To find out more about the retention and deletion of biometric information, visit the ACRO criminal records office website here.
If you want to make an application to have information removed from national police records you'll find out how to do that here.
Locally held data
If the data you want to request to be removed is held locally by forces, eg custody photos, you need to contact the force directly.