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Police: Standards

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) status and (b) delivery timetable is of the National Policing Improvement Agency’s project to (i) create a common operating environment for police officers and (ii) create innovative information services for citizens and partners of police forces. (273020)

Following a commission from the National Policing Board, the National Policing Improvement Agency has established the Information Systems Improvement Strategy (ISIS). This programme of work will create both a common operating environment for officers and innovative information services. The ISIS programme is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

The programme’s focus for 2009-10 includes:

Delivery of a national crime mapping solution by September 2009

New national procurement agreements that will deliver cost savings

Working with police forces to develop a new digital evidence strategy that will contribute to improvements across the criminal justice system.

The ISIS plan for 2009-10 will shortly be published and distributed to police forces and police authorities and the programme will report on progress to myself and the National Policing Board in June.