Police

Charles Walker asks the Home Secretary how many IT systems for recording and collating information are deployed by police forces in England & Wales.

Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many IT systems for recording and collating information are deployed by police forces in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. [26405]

Hazel Blears: The Home Department together with the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) as part of the Police Science and Technology Strategy have developed a Police Technology Database (PTD) to allow for the sharing of information on IT projects and programmes across the criminal justice community. Presently PITO have developed and provided at least 10 national IT systems for recording and collating information to police forces in England and Wales.

Decisions relating to the development and deployment of IT systems for recording and collating information are based on local operational needs of the individual forces.

 

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