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Police beg for e-forensics team to probe crims' iPads, mobiles

The National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) said it wants an e-forensics project, aimed at speeding up the examination of ICT used by criminals, to be available to all forces from September. Over the past seven years, the number of electronic devices examined by technology experts in police force hi-tech crime units (HTCUs) …
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MPs label police IT 'not fit for purpose'

The Home Affairs select committee has branded police service IT as "not fit for purpose" and claimed it is damaging the police force's ability to prevent crime and disorder. In a report titled New Landscape of Policing, the committee calls on the Home Office to revolutionise police IT as a top priority. It says IT is the one …
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National police procurement hub goes live

The National Police Procurement Hub goes live today with coppers in Lincolnshire the first to implement the "Amazon" styled e-commerce platform. The portal set up by ProcServe with the backing of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), allows fuzz to buy IT, body armour and vehicles from 500 suppliers – though it was …
Paul Kunert, 12 Aug 2011
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English, Welsh cops get mobile fingerprint-check tech

The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) has rolled out mobile devices that allow the police to scan a person's fingerprints and check them against information from the national fingerprint database for verification. Known as Mobile Identification (MobileID), the technology helps police to identify individuals more …
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Police body defends controversial procurement deal

The National Policing Improvement Agency has defended its decision to force the Met in England and Wales to procure IT kit exclusively from the Sprint ii framework, citing cost savings in the two months since it was implemented. This will scupper any lingering hopes resellers had that the NPIA would backtrack on its …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jun 2011
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No cuts made on UK police national database

The National Police Improvement Agency has branded reports of a £3.1m cut in the Police National Database as "inaccurate". The agency said that the figure was actually related to the removal of "a contingency" which it put in place to extend the life of the Impact Nominal Index. The index is an interim database that holds …
Kable, 18 Jan 2011
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Country plods still not carrying mobile data devices

Police forces across England and Wales have wildly differing attitudes to the use of mobile-data gadgets. Almost 45,000 "hand-held IT devices" are in use by plods up and down the land, but seven forces have issued none at all. The league table of gadgets issued by forces was released yesterday in answer to a written …
Lewis Page, 23 Jul 2010
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NPIA outlines £200m IT savings plan

The chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency has outlined plans to save £200m by 2015 through 'better use of technology and procurement'. Peter Neyroud said the agency will make IT savings of £25m during 2010-11, out of total savings of £1bn across all areas of the agency by 2015. In May, the NPIA was told …
Kable, 5 Jul 2010
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Police IT quango chief to quit

Chief constable Peter Neyroud, the man in charge of the quango running the National DNA Database and other police computer systems, has announced his departure ahead of the election. His retirement comes after criticism of lavish perks enjoyed by senior staff at the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). The agency …
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Police have more than 10,000 ANPR cameras

Police have confirmed that forces in England and Wales are passing up to 14m reads per day from automatic numberplate recognition cameras to a national database. All but two of England and Wales' police forces are passing data to the National ANPR Data Centre, run by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) on behalf of …
Kable, 3 Feb 2010
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DVLA data powers likely to be abused by foreign officials

Personal data belonging to nearly 40 million UK motorists is likely to be abused by foreign officials under new automatic access powers, according to a restricted report. Drivers' details such as name, address, motoring convictions and some medical information will be available to more than two dozen European countries around …
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IPPR calls for National Policing Agency

Existing national police organisations and their IT systems should be transferred to a new body, according to a report. The National Policing Agency would be created by merging the National Policing Improvement Agency and those parts of the Association of Chief Police Officers that currently coordinate or deliver national …
Kable, 27 Nov 2009
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UK cops' road accident reporting going paperless

The British police road accident reporting and mapping system is to go paperless, it has been announced. Officials believe that replacing paper forms with electronic ones on mobile terminals will allow faster and more accurate identification of trouble spots. “Britain has one of the best road safety records in the world," said …
Lewis Page, 27 Jan 2009
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Remaining UK plods to get mobile-data gadgets

The government has announced further funding for police mobile data devices, intended to equip those forces which received no funding in the initial push announced last year. The idea is that having access to the police network while in the field will let officers return to stations less often, spend less time trying to find …
Lewis Page, 6 Jan 2009
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NPIA extends Holmes 2 agreement

The National Policing Improvement Agency has added three years to its agreement with Unisys for the support of its major crimes enquiry system. It has signed a contract with the company, with a value of up to £12m, to provide support and maintenance under the Holmes 2 Software Supply Enabling Agreement. The agreement, which …
Kablenet, 16 Sep 2008
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Home Office hands over £50m for police mobile devices

The Home Office has finalised plans to distribute £50m in extra funding to UK police so that they can purchase 10,000 mobile, networked devices for use by plods in the field. "We are investing in new technology to make crime fighting more effective and to save officers’ time,” said Tony McNulty, minister for cops and spooks …
Lewis Page, 26 May 2008
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Police data sharing plan faces the chop

A major chunk of the plan to improve police databases in the wake of the Bichard enquiry into the Soham murders is expected to be dropped by the Home Secretary within weeks. Doubt also remains about the final deadline of the Police National Database (PND), the final aim of the Bichard reforms, dubbed collectively as Impact, …
Mark Ballard, 4 Apr 2007

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