ELVIS is in the building

To help alleviate the ever growing problem of vehicle recovery, several forces including West Midlands and Staffordshire Police have adopted the ELVIS- VR (Easy Link Vehicle Information System for Vehicle Recovery) system developed by WPC Software.

Aug 11, 2005
By David Howell
Neil Corbel

To help alleviate the ever growing problem of vehicle recovery, several forces including West Midlands and Staffordshire Police have adopted the ELVIS- VR (Easy Link Vehicle Information System for Vehicle Recovery) system developed by WPC Software.

The new software system is suitable for any multi-agency car clearing scheme involving local authorities, police, fire brigades and vehicle recovery operators, saving them both time and money.

The system speeds up the communication between all agencies involved in the recovery of any vehicle and vastly reduces the paperwork that is currently involved. The system is able to track who the removal agents are, and the nature of the vehicle’s disposal. The system will also be integrated into the West Midlands’ command and control system to aid all parties who are concerned with a vehicle’s recovery.

Inspector Gary Bullock, of the Roads Policing, Operations Department at West Midlands Police, said: “ELVIS has made it possible to take the vehicle recovery scheme back in-house with minimal staffing by fully interfacing with our command and control system. For the first time we will have real-time information available on the status and location of every vehicle seized by our force. Not only will ELVIS improve the service we provide to the public by releasing their vehicle to them quicker, but also greatly assist in crime pattern analysis.”

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