MPS looks to the cloud for digital evidence sharing

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is to use the cloud content management company Box as a central online location for digital assets such as CCTV footage.

Sep 13, 2017

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is to use the cloud content management company Box as a central online location for digital assets such as CCTV footage. It says this will make it easier to search and share valuable evidence without the need to travel to local authorities or manage physical media such as DVDs or USB storage drives. The MPS will use up to 50,000 Box ‘seats’ across the force to manage content in the cloud as it continues its drive towards ‘digital policing’. “It’s my job to deliver digital transformation at the Met and to equip our officers and staff with the best technology to enable a constantly-improving service and response to crime in London,” said Angus McCallum, chief information officer at the MPS. “By choosing Box, we’re transforming how we access content across the force, making us much more effective and efficient, which is absolutely critical when working on the frontline of law enforcement.” David Benjamin, Box senior vice-president and general manager of EMEA, said by choosing Box, the MPS was “empowering its workforce to work in smarter ways as they fight crime”. Using the Box ‘seats’, the MPS will not be only able to view footage but also search for it using Box features such as Metadata and groups. In recent years, Box has made several improvements to its platform to serve regulated industries. This includes additional security certifications and the introduction of Box ‘zones’, which give customers control about where their data is stored.

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