Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1565
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the MPS have a policy about how it shares Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) policy? Can you please share it with us?

Answer

Answer for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

Answer for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS follows ACPO rules. It sends locally collected data that meets the National ANPR Data Standard to the National ANPR Data Centre. This data can be accessed directly by police forces signed up to a Memorandum of Understanding.

Forces contact each other directly for permission to use each other's data evidentially or for bulk data to use in complex analysis. The MPS has a unique live national feed and doesn't need to import data.