The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

We use the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) to carry out covert surveillance to detect and prevent crime. We've always been able to carry out surveillance - RIPA now regulates that use.

The Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) visits us every three years to assess our techniques and procedures.

Download OSC Inspection 2015 April (redacted) [PDF, 500KB]