The National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit (NPFDU) is a national police unit that provides professional advice and support to all forces in matters relating to freedom of information (FOI) and data protection (DP).

The team is made up predominantly of police staff, all of whom are employed by our host force, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary. We are based in the offices of ACRO Criminal Records Office near Fareham.

As a national co-ordination body, the unit is responsible for developing the approach to FOI throughout the police service and producing FOI and DP training, workshop and professional development events.

The unit works very closely with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the senior leaders who take on national portfolio roles.

We also provide a direct FOI service to the NPCC and the various other national police units.

Whatever your background or aspirations, the NPFDU offers:

  • the chance to work at a national policing level in a unit that influences freedom of information and data protection strategy
  • training and structured professional development reviews
  • opportunities to progress to supervisor and manager roles
  • competitive salary and pension scheme
  • family-friendly and flexible working practices
  • access to an employee support programme
  • generous holiday allowances

For more information the NPFDU webpages.