Intelligence platform ‘significant advantage’ for frontline officers

Dyfed-Powys Police is migrating to a new shared intelligence platform to manage all its operational data support for the prevention and detection of crime.

May 26, 2020
By Paul Jacques

Deputy Chief Constable Claire Parmenter said it would provide “a significant advantage for frontline police officers”.

Developed by Niche Technology, the NicheRMS Police Intelligence Platform will enable around 1,032 officers and staff to manage all aspects of crime recording, investigation and intelligence, vulnerability management, custody and detainee management and electronic case preparation.

Operating in both Welsh and English, the system will also offer the force the ability to manage its forensics exhibits through a single platform and support police officers on the front line with mobile access, enabling them to instantly access and share information, increasing efficiencies and officer safety.

Niche Technology says Dyfed-Powys Police will join a unique data-sharing platform with the existing Tri-Force cluster of North Wales Police, Merseyside Police and Cheshire Constabulary.

“This marks a significant development for Wales with all four Welsh forces being on a common intelligence platform for operational policing,” it added. “NicheRMS will allow controlled access to common P.O.L.E. (Person, Object, Location, Event) data and assist with tracking cross-border criminality and traveling offenders. Known information will be easily cross-checked for greater intelligence visibility across the four-force region and will provide greater focus on vulnerable people, communities and victims.”

Electronic data exchange will be used by Dyfed-Powys Police to support the transition of digital case files between the force and the Crown Prosecution Service to streamline the flow of data between both agencies and drive further efficiencies into the criminal justice process.

“Dyfed-Powys Police is excited about embarking on a new project which will see the force migrating to a shared information platform with Niche Technology over the next 18 months,” said Ms Parmenter.

“We believe this will be a significant advantage for frontline police officers as we concentrate on bringing people to justice and supporting our vulnerable people and communities.”

Sue McTaggart, the Tri-Force programme director, added: “This is a great step forward in terms of collaboration and the added benefits of shared intelligence for police officers and staff to enhance our ability to keep our communities safe.”

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