Police and Judiciary Records UK

Description of Business Function

The functions of administering policing and justice, including police services, courts and prisons.

Basis of Retention and Disposition

There have been a number of initiatives to provide retention guidance, which are identified within the Retention Rules section below.

Please also see the General Business category of the wiki.

Retention Rules Per Record Type

Policing

Please see the Retention Guidelines for Nominal Records on the Police National Computer published by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) http://www.acpo.police.uk/documents/PoliceCertificates/SubjectAccess/Retention%20of%20Records06.pdf

Courts

Please see Magistrates court records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/magistratescourts.pdf

Please also see Public records held in local government and specialist local repositories records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives, which includes County, Magistrates and Coroners court sections, as well as Prison records http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_public.pdf

For Scotland please see CROWN OFFICE CIRCULAR 29 OF 2001 on Retention of Case Papers by Procurator Fiscal published by The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) http://www.copfs.gov.uk/images/Documents/Prosecution_Policy_Guidance/COC/Crown%20Office%20Circular%20-%2029%202001%20-%20Retention%20of%20Case%20Papers%20by%20Procurator%20Fiscal.PDF

Prisons

Please see Public records held in local government and specialist local repositories records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives, which Prison records http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_public.pdf

Citations and References

The Records Management Manual of the Crown Prosecution Service is found here https://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/docs/rmmversion2.pdf

Please also see Accounting records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_accounting.pdf

Please also see Buildings records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_buildings.pdf

Please also see Contractual records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_contractual.pdf

Please also see Employee records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_personnel.pdf

Please also see Internal audit records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_internal_audit.pdf

Please also see Press and public relations records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_press.pdf

Please also see Information management records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_info_management.pdf

Please also see Complaints records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_complaints.pdf

Please also see Projects records retention and disposal schedule published by The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/sched_projects.pdf

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