Police forces facing mounting costs to successfully handle drink-drivers digitally

STL Technologies has expressed concern about the increased costs UK police forces face following the introduction by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that from this month, all forces must provide case files electronically.

Apr 19, 2012
By Paul Jacques

STL Technologies has expressed concern about the increased costs UK police forces face following the introduction by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that from this month, all forces must provide case files electronically.

Coupled with the new pressure on police resources to prepare digital case files, forces may also be facing an increase in drink-driving offences with the the 2012 holiday season including the Olympic and Diamond Jubilee celebrations in addition to the usual festivals.

Richard Perkins, Sales and Marketing Director, STL Technologies, said: “Six months on from the festive-season drink-drive campaigns, UK police forces need to be prepared to provide robust digital cases to the CPS. From this month, all UK forces need to ensure they are delivering cases to the CPS electronically. Many forces are faced with having to fulfill this by manually copying the MG DD forms into an electronic file.”

“After last winter’s drink-drive campaign, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) reported an increase in the number of arrests for drink-driving. With the many national festivities planned for the summer, the pressure on officers will continue – compounded by the new burden of more time required to prepare the electronic case file.

“We believe from our work with UK police forces that LIBIS.net already saves approximately 30 minutes on the completion of each MG DD procedure – before taking account of the additional time and office savings afforded by the integral electronic case file.”

Inspector Rosemary Leech, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Traffic Division, added: “As well as ensuring the DD process is adhered to, STL Technologies’ system provides us with access to key data and invaluable management information.

“We are able to generate statistics around the number and type of incident which we use as a comparison against previous years and we can also create detailed profiles for typical offenders – including age, sex and ethnicity.”

STL Technologies Ltd

Bury St Edmunds,

Suffolk IP32 7AB

Tel: 01284 778 600

Fax: 01284 778 778

Email: sales@stl.co.uk

Web: www.stl.co.uk

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