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Police: ICT

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information is intended to be recorded via the Pentip computer system; and how the system is intended to be implemented by police forces. (253324)

PentiP will provide a single national computer system and improved business processes for the processing of penalty notices. It will replace the existing VP/FPO systems that are used in most police forces and magistrates courts in England and Wales. It will enable them to process the various types of penalty notices more efficiently and effectively than is possible with the existing systems.

PentiP will record offence and offender information pertinent to the processing of the following disposal methods; penalty notices for disorder (PND), endorsable and non-endorsable road traffic offences, vehicle defect rectification scheme (VDRS), HO/RT1 and HO/RT2, national driver offender retraining schemes (NDORS), graduated fixed penalties (GFP), roadside deposits and verbal warnings.

The primary data items that will be recorded on PentiP are as follows:








Date of offence

Time of offence

Location of offence

Licence Number

Vehicle Plate Number

Vehicle make, model, colour

Vehicle defects

PentiP will be rolled out across police forces in England and Wales over a period of 12 months, commencing in September 2010.