Simon Hall, CEO of PoliceBox, provides his thoughts in this article to Professional Security Magazine, on the Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2018, by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
“A mobile and connected police force where data is seamlessly shared between officers, forces and all other related agencies can be achieved without scrapping the 43-force structure or existing ICT systems. With crime increasingly crossing county and even national borders, every force and every officer increasingly needs access to national databases to do their job effectively, yet most of them can barely access their own force’s databases when out of the station, let alone national ones. While it may be easy to blame the 43-force structure for the ‘data hoarding’ that occurs between forces, we don’t need to scrap the entire structure of UK policing to address this problem.”
You can read the full article here.