Police Use of Digital Images

Document Information

GSC Classification OFFICIAL
Access Policy Open
Reference bps97450-0000-00
Alt. Reference
Digital Intelligence and Investigation DII S&R 008
Document Status Current
Primary Classification
Author Organisation Association of Chief Police Officers
Sponsor OrganisationNot Known
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group, trustee@standards.police.uk

Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 National Police Technology Council (NPTC) group and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.


Police-generated digital images should be accompanied by a full audit trail, from the point of capture of the image throughout the whole management process – including when they are passed to the CPS or the defence, or if there is any supervised viewing. All digital images obtained for policing purposes should be treated in accordance with APP on Information Management, Code of Practice on the Management of Police Information and the Data Protection Act 1998.


This gives guidance on the appropriate usage of images in policing, including the audit trail necessary to enable them to be used for evidence.

Normative References

bps97450-0000-00 link



2018-10-22Digital Intelligence and InvestigationInternal assurance through the DPP programme.

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