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Police on the Cards

Police on the Cards

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) logo is displayed on the front of all 18+ cards, alongside the UK Home Office's SIA (Security Industry Authority) logo.

CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged over 18

Suffolk's Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) lead for alcohol harm and vulnerability, is urging customers to use the new cards as photo ID instead of passports:

Lost Passports cause a major problem not only for the owner but for the police should they fall into the hands of criminals. It makes no sense for young people to take these valuable documents into town for a night out. I would like to see PASS used more frequently in the night time economy.

Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins MP has also welcomed the new 18+ card design:

Sellers of age restricted products, such as alcohol, can be confident in accepting all cards with PASS holograms. The National Police Chiefs' Council has also allowed its logo to be reproduced on these cards as a way of demonstrating its full support. I look forward to working to improve both the take-up and acceptance of cards across the UK.

CitizenCard can be used as photographic identification and proof of age for domestic flights, entering festivals, bars & pubs or any other place you need ID.

Home Office PASS campaign

We have worked with the UK Home Office since 2001 and in December 2016 the "Leave your passport at home" campaign was launched.

350,000 passports are lost each year, of which 175,000 are lost on nights out in pubs, bars and nightclubs.

The UK passport is a valuable document, and if a lost passport ends up in the hands of a criminal, they may attempt to use it in a number of illegal activities, including money laundering and identity theft. Passports are also expensive documents to replace.

The campaign encourages people to leave their passport at home and use a PASS photo ID card such as CitizenCard instead.

Young people face a higher risk of losing their passport as they often use it as a form of age verification.

A passport is a highly valuable document. If it gets lost or stolen, not only does it cost the holder money to replace it, but it can fall into the hands of criminals unless it is handed in and cancelled.

We are working with a number of stakeholders including retailers, licensed premises, police, local authorities and students, to communicate that there are better ways to prove your age, such as the PASS card.