Helicopter image retention policy

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Sian Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the Metropolitan Police Service policy on the retention period for footage and images recorded by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter cameras in London? If there are different retention periods for the different types of cameras used, please provide these details.


Answer for Helicopter image retention policy

Answer for Helicopter image retention policy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS retains all images recorded by the NPAS for a maximum 31 days unless there is a legitimate rationale for keeping either as evidence, in which case it is retained in line with the relevant Management of Police Information classification, or if it is required for complaints / discipline, or as the result of a request under the subject access provisions of the Data Protection Act.