Due to scheduled maintenance, our online applications will be unavailable on Tuesday 15th December between 1pm and 3.30pm UK time.
Please bear this in mind when starting an application - you will not be able to save it and come back to it later.
Many thanks for your understanding.
Police Certificates, International Child Protection Certificates and subject access requests
For enquiries relating to Police Certificates, subject access or International Child Protection Certificates, please first click on the appropriate links for frequently asked questions and further guidance.
For further support on these services, you can contact our Customer Services desk, which is open Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 7.30pm UK time.
+44 (0)2380 479 920
There may be a delay to enquiries sent by email due to the large volume of requests we receive. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
If your enquiry relates to the disclosure services (DBS, Disclosure Scotland, AccessNI), please contact them directly. ACRO is a national police unit and has no affiliation with these services.
If you have an initial enquiry about making a record deletion application, please take a look at the Record Deletion page and the answers to frequently asked questions. These pages reference all the necessary information including a copy of the national guidance and application form.
For updates on the status of a record deletion application you have submitted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will contact you within 72 hours.
Supporting the policing response to covid-19
ACRO is supporting the policing response to the covid-19 pandemic and worked to provide a solution very quickly to administer fixed penalty notices (FPNs).
As part of this administration, we process all payments of FPN fines issued under coronavirus legislation on behalf of police forces in England and Wales.
The funds from these payments will be distributed to local authorities in England and Wales, in line with legislation.
We are working with the Local Government Association to obtain the financial details from each local authority.
Once these details have been received from all local authorities, we will be able to transfer the funds.
In the meantime, the funds are held by ACRO in a separate bank account used solely for this purpose.
ACRO Criminal Records Office is hosted by Hampshire Constabulary under the direction and control of the Chief Constable pursuant to a collaboration agreement made under section 22A of the Police Act 1996.
The latest FPN data is available here: https://news.npcc.police.uk/releases/crime-is-lower-than-a-year-ago-and-more-fines-given-to-the-public-under-coronavirus-regulations
The latest data on the number of FPNs paid/not paid is available here: https://news.npcc.police.uk/releases/crime-is-close-to-pre-lockdown-levels-and-fines-given-to-the-public-rise-as-new-regulations-are-introduced-1
For all press enquiries relating to ACRO please contact: email@example.com
Raising a concern
If you are dissatisfied with the level of service you have received from ACRO and would like to raise a concern, please see Raising a concern with ACRO - guidance for the public.
Jobs and recruitment enquiries
We're always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our workforce.
For full details on our current vacancies and who to contact for more information, please take a look at the Join us page.
Police forces and other agencies
If you work for a police force or other law enforcement agency, please use the contact details below.
+44 (0)1489 569 800
Members of the media can contact ACRO's Communications Team between Monday and Friday during office hours UK time.
We handle all media enquiries relating to the work of ACRO Criminal Records Office.
Freedom of Information
See About Us
PO Box 481
Subject access post:
PO Box 623