Date published: 08 June 2021 12:50

South Yorkshire Police is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following shows how we treat your personal information.

If you contact us via this website, you will automatically supply us with your email address and possibly other personal details. South Yorkshire Police will not store this information or pass it to any other party. Your details will only be retained long enough for us to respond to your query or comment. It will not be held on file or put to any other purpose other than to respond direct to you, following which it will be deleted from our system.

Under no circumstances will we sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your personal details to others.

This web site contains links not owned or operated by South Yorkshire Police. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.  For information on the privacy policies of these sites, please refer to their home pages.

Children under 16 years of age should not submit any information to any website without the consent of a parent/carer.

South Yorkshire Police use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. This tool uses 'cookies', small text files which are automatically downloaded on your computer to collect anonymous information. This tracks information such as how visitors get to our website, what pages are being viewed and what Internet Browser is being used.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites click here.

This privacy statement is only valid for South Yorkshire Police's web site at Any links within the site to other sites that are not operated or owned by South Yorkshire Police are not covered.

Legal Responsibilities

The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the individual (known in the act as the Data Subject) various rights. All staff working in the service have a duty of confidentiality.

A breach of confidentiality or the Data Protection Act 2018 may result in the Force taking disciplinary action.

The service actively implements and regularly audits security measures to ensure your information is safe.

How we use Personal Data

This document explains how South Yorkshire Police obtains, holds, uses and discloses information about people (their personal data), the steps we take to ensure that it is protected, and also describes the rights individuals have in regard to their personal data handled by South Yorkshire Police.

Appropriate Policy document