Data Protection / Subject Access Request Form
Application for access to your personal data held on West Yorkshire Police information systems
Section 7(1)(a) & 7(1)(b)(i) & 7(1)(c)(i) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Subject Access)
Your Subject Access Rights
Subject to certain exemptions, you have a right to be told whether West Yorkshire Police holds any information about you (your ‘personal data’) and a right to be provided with a copy of that personal data within a 40 day period.
If you wish to exercise those rights please complete this form carefully and follow the instructions regarding the £10 fee, proof of identity, and ways to return the form to West Yorkshire Police .
The Data Protection Act means that in certain circumstances West Yorkshire Police may decide not to provide you with some personal data. For example, we will not provide personal data if we feel releasing it to you would be likely to prejudice policing purposes, and we may not provide you with information that identifies other individuals.
Your Subject Access application will cost £10. You are encouraged to pay by cheque as regulations over the handling of cash may delay your application. Cheques etc. should be made payable to ‘West Yorkshire Police’. Postal Orders must be UK Postal Orders.
Proof of Identity
West Yorkshire Police needs to be satisfied that you are who you say you are. Consequently Section 3 asks you to provide evidence of your identity and address by supplying copies of at least two official documents which between them provide sufficient information to prove your name, date of birth, current address and signature. If you require these documents returning then please include a stamped addressed envelope.
Returning this Form
We apologise but the online form is currently unavailable. In the meantime, a temporary PDF version is available to download and post to the address below.
Data Protection/Subject Access Application Form SA1 (PDF)
Please sign and date the printed form, then return together with Identification documents and the fee to :
Data Protection Office
West Yorkshire Police
PO Box 9
In the first instance please contact:
Telephone 101 (for main enquires and to obtain correct forms)
- Once we have received and accepted your application, the process to provide you with information can take up to 40 days.
- The information supplied in connection with this application will be used for the purpose of administering this request and to ensure the accuracy of Police systems.