A new platform for integrated policing

An innovative policing platform is being launched that will allow police agencies with multiple systems and databases to consolidate on one operational platform.

Jun 17, 2010
By Paul Jacques
Andy Marsh

An innovative policing platform is being launched that will allow police agencies with multiple systems and databases to consolidate on one operational platform.

It is an extension of the partnership agreement between SAP UK and business services provider Steria and will address the front and back-office needs of the police sector. It will include the SAP® investigative case management (ICM) for public sector, an industry package designed specifically to help police and other related authorities prevent, detect and investigate crime. The eventual aim is to integrate Steria’s STORM command and control application with ICM and expand case preparation and custody capabilities.

A common platform to enable secure management of both simple and highly complex cases would improve the consistency of investigative outcomes.

However, the many disparate information sources operating across the UK police service and associated agencies can make it difficult and time-consuming to work effectively across neighbouring force boundaries and with other partners due to significant integration, information-sharing and data quality challenges.

Tracey Lee, head of emergency services group, Steria, said the new developments could provide considerable savings and increase the effectiveness of key policing systems, as well as improving collaboration and information sharing across the police service.

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