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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.
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.