Request information about yourself or someone else
Find out below how to request information the police hold on you.
You can also request details of your criminal history, whether it’s for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, visa applications or family court proceedings. If we can’t provide the information you need, we’ll point you to somewhere that can.
Request information about myself, other than my criminal conviction history, for my own personal interest
Thank you. You need to submit a right of access/subject access request, which is the official way to request personal information, such as crime reports, that we hold about you on our databases.
There are several ways of making a subject access request; by telephone, by email, by letter, through this website using a downloadable form or in person.
However you make a request, it must include:
- your full name
- your date of birth
- your address
- a clear description of the specific information you want us to send you
We will also need to confirm your identity. We'll ask you to provide scans, photos or photocopies of official documents which between them confirm your full name, date of birth and your current address.
How to apply:
Step 1: Download our right of access request form and read the guidance notes.
Step 2: Print and complete the form.
You'll also need photocopies or scans of at least two different official documents (such as a driving licence) that between them give enough information to prove your:
- date of birth
- current address
Step 3: Once complete, please either email or post the form and the photocopies or scans of your ID documents to us. Please don't send originals as they won't be returned.
Email: Subject Access Team
Subject Access Team
Sussex Police Headquarters
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, once you've submitted your request we'll respond within 30 days.
Please note: it's against the law for an employer, or potential employer, to ask you to perform a right of access request as part of a vetting process.