Management of Police Information (MoPI) APP

Management of Police Information (MoPI) APP

Management of Police Information (MoPI) APP

Status: Live
Published: 06/05/2020
Security level: Official
Amended / Internally developed: No
Live on platform: 23/05/21
Retired on platform:
Target Audience: Technical / General, Business / HR, Business / Finance , Business / Risk, Business / General, Police Officer
Authoring body: College of Policing (CoP)

This Authorised Professional Practice (APP) provides guidance to forces on meeting the requirements of the Management of Police Information (MoPI) Code of Practice in relation to the review, retention and disposal of policing information and records. This APP is supplemented by the Manual of Guidance, which provides a further level of operational data.

Police information refers to all information obtained, recorded or processed for a policing purpose. The Management of Police Information (MoPI) authorised professional practice (APP) provides a framework and guidelines for managing police information, complying with the law and managing risk associated with police information including data retention.

  • Policing information is information held for a policing purpose. The MoPI Code of Practice definition of ‘policing purpose’ is:
    • protecting life and property
    • preserving order
    • preventing the commission of offences
    • bringing offenders to justice
    • any duty or responsibility of the police arising from common or statute law
  • Corporate information includes other organisational information, such as HR or finance records, minutes of meetings, policies and procedures.

There is further information on compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

It should also be noted that the retention periods for biometric data are governed by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and sit outside this APP.

Download attachments:

Information management.pdf

Category: Incident, Crime and Records Management Data