Recruitment privacy statement
The information you supply will be used to process your application and if you're are appointed, any information you supply may form part of your personnel record.
Where you have provided your personal data to us for the purposes of the police constable recruitment process, your data, including biographical monitoring information, will be shared with the College of Policing. It will be stored on their secure network or within their Assessment Information Management System (AIMS).
From this information, your name, email address and candidate reference number will be uploaded to the new online assessment platform for constable recruitment and shared with the third party provider hosting the system in order to progress your application virtually.
In certain cases Kent Police will use third parties to provide education services. Where you have provided your personal data to us for the purposes of the police constable recruitment process, Kent Police will provide your name, email address, and candidate ID to the third party. This is to enable the confirmation of your identity while your application is processed.
As part of our recruitment vetting process and to help us verify your application we may search records such as the Electoral Roll, Police National Computer System (PNC), Athena Intelligence System and credit reference agencies as detailed in our force policy on Recruitment Vetting.
These will include searching for any cautions and convictions that yourself, other individuals detailed in your application or those with whom you are associated may have, as well as searching for information regarding outstanding credit commitments.
We are unable to supply feedback to anyone relating to security checks due to the sensitive nature of the checks carried out on you, your family and others living at your address and with whom you may associate. Our Data Protection Unit will be able to feedback information on your own security background for a fee, but will not disclose others’ information to you.
The UK Credit Reference agency used by Kent Police is: Experian, Riverlenn House, Electric Avenue, Nottingham NG2 1RP Tel: 0115 9016016
In the event that your application is unsuccessful, your details will be kept for a maximum of 12 months, after which time they will be confidentially destroyed, unless you agree for the information to be retained.
If you have registered in our candidate pool, your application will be held on record for a minimum of six months. You may remove your details at any time.
By agreeing to this privacy statement you are confirming that any statements you have made as part of your application are true and to the best of your knowledge. Should you be successful in your application and it is established at a later date that the information you have supplied is inaccurate or misleading you may be subject to disciplinary action.