Use of the Police National Computer by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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. Several non-police organisations also have access to this database.
In 2011, the Government’s Independent Advisor on Criminality Information Management recommended that HMIC carry out inspections into non-police force use of the PNC. A pilot inspection was carried out to inform the inspection of nine other non-police forces who use the PNC.
This report sets out the findings of an inspection into how the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) uses the PNC.