Privacy notice

This privacy notice relates to the Return to Investigative Practice pilot project.

‚ÄčThe information you have provided will be held by the College of Policing in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Your information will be lawfully held and processed for the purposes of informing you of future developments in the project and to build a picture of the level of interest in the project and an overview of the characteristics of those who are interested in applying. This project aims to encourage those who have left policing for care-giving reasons back to work in investigative roles in participating police forces.

The information is processed under the lawful basis of explicit consent. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time by emailing:

The Information you provide will only be used in connection with this project. This will include contacting you, if you provide contact information, to inform you of developments in the project, including new vacancies in participating forces. For all other purposes, your data will be anonymised and used to build a picture of the level of interest in the project and an overview of the characteristics of those who are interested in applying. If you are successful in gaining a rejoiner place with a participating police force, you will be asked for further information relevant to the project's aims. This information will treated confidentially and only used in connection with this project.   

Your information will be shared with the College of Policing project management team, the Government Equalities Office, the College's contracted academic and marketing partners and participating forces. In all instances, the College will retain ownership of any identifiable or contact information you provide.

Your information will not be shared externally or outside of this process. Anonymised information, such as overall numbers of respondents, may be shared publically.

We will hold your personal information until March 2020, when the project ends. After this period your personal information will be securely disposed of. The College takes its data protection responsibilities very seriously. Your information will be held securely and will only be processed for the purposes stated above or to fulfil a statutory obligation.

You have certain rights under the Data Protection legislation regarding your personal information, which includes the right to access information held about yourself, to ensure it is accurate and to ask it is deleted or no longer processed. For more information about your rights please see our full privacy notice, which can be found on the legal page of our website. You can also contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing:

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