Helicopter image retention policy (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17418
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your answer to my question 2017/4364, you told me that the National Police Air Service (NPAS) would be introducing a retention policy for footage and images recorded by helicopter cameras for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London by late January 2018. Could you now tell me: a) was this policy brought in, b) what is the retention period for non-evidential images, c) have all non-evidential images older than the retention period now been removed and permanently deleted, d) how many facial recognition searches have been conducted on images collected by NPAS, and e) what proportion of the database of images collected by NPAS is held as evidential images?

Answer

Helicopter image retention policy (3)

Helicopter image retention policy (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.