Business intelligence tool for PNICC

The Police National Information and Coordination Centre (PNICC) have adopted a MapInfo solution for its new resource intelligence system. PNICC supports police forces in England and Wales whenever, in an emergency situation, resources may be beyond the remit or capacity of any one or group of police forces.

Dec 1, 2005
By David Howell

The Police National Information and Coordination Centre (PNICC) have adopted a MapInfo solution for its new resource intelligence system. PNICC supports police forces in England and Wales whenever, in an emergency situation, resources may be beyond the remit or capacity of any one or group of police forces.

The new system provides for a central mapping of location based resources across more than 43 forces in the country in order to respond to national and international events and incidents with greater efficiency. Completely web-based, the system provides a comprehensive analysis of the location of manpower, equipment and facilities, typically required for operations relating to public disorder, terrorist-related incidents.

“MapInfo plays a pivotal role in this revolutionary system for resource management,” said PNICC information officer, Mike Brown. “It was no longer acceptable to rely on spread-sheets and stand alone reports to be sure of what resources we had to deploy at any one time. Now we have a real-time, location based management tool, which allows us to accurately deploy officers and equipment – nationally or inter-nationally – whilst being certain of retaining the needs of individual forces across the country.”

“The resource management system created by MapInfo for the PNICC clearly illustrates

the overwhelming benefits of location intelligence-led solutions,” commented Mike Ashmore, Corporate Account Manager, Mapinfo. “By creating a framework detailing a comprehensive, location based ‘itinerary’, the PNICC is in a stronger position to swiftly and efficiently order the deployment of resources to meet the growing needs of national and international security.”

Once fully deployed the system will reduce the effort and resource previously required by ACPO to gather statistics, produce reports and manage the redeployment resources. The system will also provide a valuable reporting tool for Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBR), the UK government committee responsible for responding to national emergencies claims MapInfo.

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