Data Protection

The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

As an organisation we are bound by the act to provide an individual any information we may hold about them, should they request it and to ensure any data we do hold is treated in a responsible manner.

Data protection principles

Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice.

The information must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up-to-date
  • Not kept longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject's rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to countries outside EEA without adequate protection

 How we use your personal information

Our Fair Processing Notice explains how the States of Jersey Police (SOJP) obtains, holds, uses and discloses information about people - their personal information, the steps we take to ensure that it is protected, and also describes the rights individuals have in regard to their personal information handled by SOJP.

The use and disclosure of personal information is governed in Jersey by the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005. The Chief Officer is registered with the Information Commissioner as a 'data controller' for the purposes of the Law. As such he is obliged to ensure that SOJP handles all personal information in accordance with the Law.

SOJP takes that responsibility very seriously and takes great care to ensure that personal information is handled appropriately in order to secure and maintain individuals trust and confidence in the force.

Find out what data we have about you

The Law provides the right for the individual to request a copy of personal information held about them by a data controller. This is known as 'subject access'.

If you wish to access any information we may have about you, please visit our page on Criminal Record Checks.

Inaccurate or incorrect use of information

If you have any concerns over how we are handling any data we have stored about you, you should contact the Force Data Protection Officer within our Information Management Department using the contact details below.

Useful contacts

Data Protection – Audit Officer
States of Jersey Police
La Route du Fort
St Helier

01534 612559




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