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4. Where do we obtain personal data from?

In order to carry out the purposes described under section 1 above West Mercia Police may collect personal data from a wide variety of sources other than direct from yourself, including the following:

  • Other law enforcement agencies;
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC);
  • International law enforcement agencies and bodies;
  • Licensing authorities;
  • Legal representatives;
  • Prosecuting authorities;
  • Defence solicitors;
  • Courts;
  • Prisons;
  • Security companies;
  • Partner agencies involved in crime and disorder strategies;
  • Private sector organisations working with the police in anti-crime strategies;
  • Voluntary sector organisations;
  • Approved organisations and people working with the police;
  • Independent Office for Police Complaints (IOPC);
  • Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS);
  • Auditors;
  • Police Authority;
  • Central government, government agencies and departments;
  • Emergency services;
  • Relatives, guardian or other persons associated with the individual;
  • Current, past or prospective employers of the individual;
  • Healthcare, social and welfare advisers or practitioners;
  • Education, training establishments and examining bodies;
  • Business associates and other professional advisors;
  • Employees and agents of West Mercia Police;
  • Supplier, providers of goods or services;
  • Persons making an enquiry or complaint;
  • Financial organisations and advisors;
  • Credit reference agencies;
  • Survey and research organisations;
  • Trade, employer associations and professional bodies;
  • Local government;
  • Voluntary and charitable organisations;
  • Ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  • The media;
  • Data processors working on behalf of West Mercia Police.

West Mercia Police may also obtain personal data from other sources such as its own CCTV systems, Body worn video or correspondence.