Hi-tech solution to deal with anti-social behaviour

Cases of anti-social behaviour in Cleveland are to be dealt with more efficiently between police and partner agencies thanks to the introduction of the Empowering-Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood management System (E-CINS) information-sharing database.

Mar 9, 2016
By Paul Jacques

Cases of anti-social behaviour in Cleveland are to be dealt with more efficiently between police and partner agencies thanks to the introduction of the Empowering-Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood management System (E-CINS) information-sharing database.

E-CINS will act as a central hub for information, bringing reports of anti-social behaviour together in one place. Information can be shared securely across multiple agencies and even across borders.

Previously, partner agencies held information on separate systems and shared their knowledge in face-to-face meetings. E-CINS will allow caseworkers to have quick-time access to reports, hold virtual meetings and to share information and make decisions in quick-time.

This will minimise delays in processes and avoid the duplication of more than one agency visiting someone.

Local authorities, housing associations and other service providers will use E-CINS and Cleveland Police has initiated training on its use.

Police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger, who has funded the introduction of the system, said: “E-CINS is used successfully in other parts of the country so I was keen to explore it further as an option for Teesside. I’m pleased that we are now able to launch the system, which I believe is money well spent to improve the way in which police and partners deal with neighbourhood issues, and predominantly anti-social behaviour.

“If we can tackle anti-social behaviour successfully and nip it in the bud, then we can reduce the devastating impact it has on communities in the longer term.”

T/Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless added: “Tackling anti-social behaviour and dealing with vulnerability is not the sole responsibility of any single organisation, but must be dealt as a partnership response between all the relevant agencies.

“E-CINS is a commonsense approach to partnership working and builds upon the work already in place. I welcome the launch in Cleveland and would like to thank partner agencies for agreeing to be on board.”

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