Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:38

The head of emergency call handling at Britain’s largest force says it won’t be long before his 999 operators receive calls from artificial intelligence robots.


Ch. Supt. Dave Jackson talked about the likely impact of virtual assistants such as Siri and Alexa...

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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:13

Police will spend a record £732m on estate replacements in the coming year to accommodate armed officers and mobile technologies.

Plans for three firing ranges are pencilled in along with several new generation headquarters, custody facilities and divisional hubs....

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 - 17:33

A breakdown of Police Technology spending for 2018.19 sees several trends firmed up and a reminder that not all forces are in the same place investment-wise.


An early look at forces which have reported investment proposals notes the following:


Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:08

User feedback from senior officers and ICT Chiefs on National Schemes.   Full report now online.  Headline concerns include:

  • Home Office Biometrics - users want to know what the shape of future service will be.
  • ESN -  confidence in delivery timeline...
Posted on Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 20:17

Latest December Police Market Report news bites include:

  • force makes provision for two years extra cover of Airwave as uncertainty over ESN timing continues.
  • Control Room - spike in 999 calls due to users giving up on 101
  • £400k write off on...


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