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Does IT work?: Policing on the move

Stephen Pritchard
Financial Times
14 October 2009

Adrian Gains, PA Consulting Group’s policing expert, comments on the roll-out of technology to police forces in the Financial Times Digital Business report. The article looks at the advantages and challenges of deploying technology to police forces.

Adrian suggests that a lack of standardisation is perhaps the biggest hurdle to improving policing through better access to data on the move: "One issue is that forces buy technologies that are not interoperable. It is off the shelf but off different shelves in different forces. A lot of money has been spent not having a single approach".

"I would start with frontline police officers and work out what problems they are trying to tackle. It sounds trite, but it’s not always done that way."

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