Biometrics Commissioner

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What the Biometrics Commissioner does

The Biometrics Commissioner is independent of government. His role is to keep under review the retention and use by the police of DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints.

Biometrics Commissioner works with the Home Office.

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Our management

Professor Paul Wiles
Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material

Contact the Biometrics Commissioner

General enquiries

Office of the Biometrics Commissioner
PO Box 72256
United Kingdom


020 7035 5156

Press enquiries

All press enquiries should be made to Justin Hawkins

07792 551 301

Freedom of Information (FOI) Act

This organisation is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act. To see which organisations are included, see the legislation.

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