Use of the Police National Computer by ACRO Criminal Records Office

Published on: 5 April 2017

Publication types: Police national computer


The Police National Computer (PNC) is a database that allows police forces to carry out checks, for example, on a person’s criminal record or vehicle registration. In 2011, the Government’s Independent Advisor on Criminality Information Management recommended that HMIC carry out inspections into all PNC users.

ACRO Criminal Records Office (ACRO) is responsible for criminal record information and improving the links between criminal records and biometric information. This report sets out the findings of an inspection into ACRO’s use of the PNC.

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