Feeds

Home Office finalises police IT plan

£367m project gets 2010 end date

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The government department has confirmed the funding to complete work on the National Police Database

Police minister Hazel Blears announced the plans, saying the Home Office would spend £367m, of which it has already provided £31m, to complete the work by 2010.

A spokesperson for the Home Office told Government Computing News: "The end game is for the Police National Database to be in place by 2010. It will be a single place for all the programmes to meet."

The most significant is the Information Management, Prioritisation, Analysis, Co-ordination and Tasking (Impact) programme for a searchable index system allowing police to access records data across geographical boundaries. It will include an Impact Nominal Index (INI), which is to hold over 30m names drawn from local records.

The programme will also:

  • standardise national data format and provide direct access to information through Impact Crisp (Cross Regional Information Sharing Project);
  • provide common standards for police information management through the Code of Practice on the Management of Police Information and its associated guidance;
  • replace the Police National Computer with the Police National Database.

The Criminal Justice Information Technology (CJIT) organisation is joining the programme as technical delivery partner for the Police National Database. The Police Information Technology Organisation will continue as technical delivery partner for the further development of the interim Impact systems and will transfer the Police National Computer onto new hardware.

Blears said: "This is a really important and positive step forward in delivering our commitments in response to Sir Michael Bichard's recommendations following the Soham murders and working with the police service to deliver more effective information management and information sharing.

"The Impact programme is already delivering new capabilities, and the development of a police national database will transform the way in which police share intelligence and other information.

"The programme will target offenders operating across force boundaries and help police more effectively prevent and detect crime, and bring more offenders to justice, contributing to our aims of building safer communities and greater public confidence."

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet logo

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.