Northgate penalty notice solution extended

Northgate Information Solutions has announced that the 42 police forces currently using the national police enforcement solution for Penalty Notices for Disorder will continue to do so for a further two years.

Mar 8, 2007
By David Howell

Northgate Information Solutions has announced that the 42 police forces currently using the national police enforcement solution for Penalty Notices for Disorder will continue to do so for a further two years.

Under agreements worth a total of £1.25m to the company, forces across England and Wales will now continue to benefit from the Northgate Enforcement Solution (NES). This follows the national rollout of the Government’s Penalty Notices for Disorder scheme in 2004, for which Northgate is the approved supplier.

NES supports police forces across the country to deal efficiently and effectively with low-level crime and nuisance behaviour. The system manages offences from point of entry to payment or prosecution and administers all penalty notices issued for minor disorder within a single system, enabling officers to spend less time on paperwork and more time protecting communities.

Ian Blackhurst, managing director of criminal justice and public safety at Northgate Public Services, said: “A proactive approach to promoting community well-being, backed up by a strong enforcement system where clear and decisive action is taken to tackle individual concerns can help to enhance public trust and improve service delivery.

“Used effectively, penalty notices can help prevent and deter low-level crime and nuisance behaviour. Our enforcement solutions help to free up police time, enabling them to focus on their core business of building safer communities. We are delighted to be continuing our work in this important area.”

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