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The Metropolitan Police Service has outlined a number of IT plans aimed at improving its information processes.

Its directorate of information's strategic plan for 2010-11 says that technology will play a big part in delivering secure and reliable information "where and when it is needed". This includes the development of e.Met-search, which will be the first step towards a single point of access to policing information.

"Better quality information will mean better, faster decision making, bringing more offenders to justice, reducing risk to officers and saving the organisation both time and money, which can then be reinvested," says the document, published in July.

The plan places great emphasis on achieving better efficiency through more effective management and use of policing information, and says that 2010-11 "should be viewed as the year of opportunity".

"With tight budgets and the prospect of significant public expenditure cuts ahead, we have a real opportunity to demonstrate to the rest of the MPS how ICT can deliver greater efficiency and value for money," it says.

The service also hopes to reuse corporate platforms such as SAP, in a bid to standardise ICT equipment across the London police service.

The document outlines a number of other programmes and services that will be delivered in 2010-11 including the: implementation of a new content management system for the internet; roll out of virtual courts to boroughs; introduction of 3,000 PDAs; delivery of the Police National Database (PND); and the implementation of thin client and virtualisation technologies and shared IT services.

This article was originally published at Kable.

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