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September 21, 2021 | Organisational Information

Reference: F-2021-03016


Request 1

Is there a designated length of time for which the Police Service Northern Ireland and laboratories you instruct, both internal and external, retain physical material gathered during police investigations in respect of convicted crimes?

(The phrase “physical material” above refers to all objects and items which are exhibited as part of both the “used material” at trial AND the “unused material”, not subsequently used at trial.)

Request 2

If there is a divergence of policy according to crime type, please provide clarification.


Retention of Investigation Material