Essex Police operates through intelligence led policing and so depends on information, and also the systems that the information is processed on.
The protection of information stored in manual and electronic systems is essential to the operation of the organisation and Kent and Essex Police must demonstrate compliance with National Policing Information Risk Management Team (NPIRMT) and Community Security Policy (CSP) for any existing or proposed information processing, regardless of where it comes from.
Other industry standards are also used where appropriate to ensure the protection of personal information is a priority, FIPS-140, ISO/27001, NIST, COBIT-5 and National Cyber Security Centre standards.
Electronic and digital security for new or existing systems which use or manage police information adhere to the Kent and Essex Police Baseline Security Requirement.
Organisational policy and procedures ensure the protection of police information and the controlled access to it. The design, operation, use and management of the technology must comply with statutory, regulatory, and contractual security requirements.
Technical safeguards are enforced within the Kent and Essex Police infrastructure such as firewalls, data encryption, end point detection and response solutions, protective monitoring, segregation of data and role based authorised system access. Physical access controls to our buildings and files require authorised and appropriate access and are overseen by security cameras.
Contact Essex Police
Non-emergency: 101 (or +44 1245 491 491)
Essex Police’s Information Rights Team:
Information Rights Team Essex Police HQ PO Box 2 Chelmsford CM2 6DA
If you are concerned over the way that Essex Police handles your personal data or require further details about the information contained within this Privacy Notice you may contact the Essex Police Data Protection Officer (DPO) as below:
Michelle Watson Data Protection Officer Essex Police HQ PO Box 2 Chelmsford CM2 6DA
Note: see DPA Right of Access or GDPR Right of Access sections if you are seeking information about you. You have a right to request information from a public body under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations.
Under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations you have the right to request any recorded information held by Essex Police. You can ask for any information you think a public authority may hold. The right only covers recorded information and can be in the form of a question, rather than an application for specific documents. Essex Police does not have to create new information or give opinion or judgment that is not already recorded. Some information may be exempt.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that they are or have been adversely affected by the handling of personal data by Essex Police. Individuals may direct their complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
The Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF