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2. Whose personal data do we handle?

In order to carry out the purposes described under section 1 above West Mercia Police may collect, store, use, disclose (see section 8 below) and retain personal data relating to a wide variety of individuals including the following:

Staff including volunteers, agents, cadets, temporary and casual workers;

  • Suppliers;
  • Complainants, correspondents and enquirers;
  • Relatives, guardians and associates of the individual concerned;
  • Advisors, consultants and other professional experts;
  • Offenders and suspected offenders;
  • Witnesses;
  • Victims;
  • Former and potential members of staff, pensioners and beneficiaries;
  • Other individuals necessarily identified in the course of police enquiries and activity.

West Mercia Police will only use appropriate personal information necessary to fulfil a particular purpose or purposes. Personal data could be information which is held on a computer, in a paper record such as a file, as images, but can also include other types of electronically held information such as CCTV or Body Worn Videos images.