UK | June 2, 2015
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2 June 2015
CWMBRÂN, UK: Recognizing the benefits of having a single, common system for tracking and recording crime and non-crime incidents, Gwent Police chose Niche Technology to give them a single, integrated database with South Wales Police, covering:
Hosted by South Wales Police, the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Niche RMS system enables officers and staff from both forces to access, as well as input, all information in the joint system. For example, an investigator can search a name, address or mobile phone number across all of Gwent and South Wales and see the results as a single list of search hits that can be easily viewed, sorted and filtered, allowing the investigator to quickly review and identify the necessary information.
In addition, an investigator can take a detainee to any location within the joint force area and begin processing the detainee’s information in line with the joint operating policies. This provides greater utilisation of cell capacity across boundaries and means the detainee will have a reduced waiting time before receiving custody services.
This joint venture is part of the forces’ Business Modernisation Programme to update their old technology, and allows both forces to harmonise their business practices in order to improve operational efficiencies and to bring together data that had been previously scattered between multiple systems.
“We are excited about this collaboration with both Niche Technology and South Wales Police,” said Kath Ikin, Gwent Police’s Head of Criminal Justice Department, Data Management and Information Security. “We’ve been very pleased with the business savings and business benefits we’ve experienced, and the sharing of information allows us to achieve the best delivery of services to the public in Gwent.”
The Gwent Police force is dedicated to protecting and reassuring citizens over an area of 600 square miles bounded by Abergavenny in the North, Newport in the South, Chepstow in the East and Caerphilly in the West. The Gwent policing area is mixed, rural and urban, and the road network carries large volumes of traffic through the M4 link to the East, which now incorporates the Second Severn Crossing.
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