UK policing bodies have laid out their top five digital priorities for the decade ahead, which includes boosting collaboration between public and private sector actors, as well as building common frameworks to dictate how new technologies are used by police.
he National policing digital strategy 2020-2030 was drawn up by the Police ICT Company and the National Police Technology Council (NPTC). It flags the delivery of a seamless citizen experience, addressing harm, enabling officers and staff, embedding a whole public system approach, and empowering the private sector as top priorities for the years ahead.
It builds on the Policing vision 2025 strategy document, which focused heavily on improving data sharing and the integration of police forces with other public sector agencies.
“The pace of technology continues to advance and digital adoption is accelerating. Policing does not exist in a vacuum – we must respond to evolving demands on our service, and overcome the internal challenges that currently hamper us,” said the strategy.
“We cannot continue as we have been, impeded by complex decision-making structures and hampered by the challenges of modernising a legacy infrastructure. The time is right for us to make fundamental and transformational choices.”