Request information about yourself or someone else
Find out below how to request information the police hold on you or your client.
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.
If you're making a Right of Access Request (also known as a Subject Access Request) we ask you to do so online; following guidance by the Government, as of 23rd March 2020 postal applications are not being processed until further notice. If you need help with your application, please email us.
Due to travel restrictions being implemented by the Government we are unable to access some our non-electronic records and exhibits therefore we may not be able to process some requests within the statutory timeframe of 30 days. We’ll contact you and inform you should this apply to your specific request.
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 request, which is the official way to request personal information, such as crime reports, that we hold about you on our databases.
Here's 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 SARonlineapplications@met.pnn.police.uk
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.