Category Archives: Police ICT

How do we put Public Sector ICT back onto the front foot?

Depending on the figures you use, and ignoring some of the odd mathematics employed by Cabinet Office to demonstrate savings, we spend about £20bn a year on ICT in the Public Sector. Ranging from giving small children computer access, weird … Continue reading

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Public Sector Security vs Public Security vs Outsourcing

Is outsourcing Police back office a good idea? All across the Public Sector right now, there are announcements about shared services arrangements springing up. Local Authorities in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are joining up to share back office functions and whilst … Continue reading

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Coppers from the Coppers

Last week brought us a supposed landmark in the life of the ICO. They handed out the first fine to a Police Force, rapping Lancashire over the knuckles for losing some stuff, and having slapdash procedures. Bad Policemen. The resulting … Continue reading

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Some responses on the proposed Police Quango

In my last post I requested responses from people on the potential new Police ICT Authority trailed by Theresa May at ACPO. I’ve also been talking to a few of my own contacts in this field. I have to say … Continue reading

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Another Police IT Quango? (Yay!)

Theresa May announced earlier this week at the annual ACPO Conference she will set up a new body to provide IT to the Police. Apparently it will be a single organisation, staffed by “hard-headed” ICT Professionals, able to “..take on … Continue reading

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