Sex offenders’ database praised

The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) has been highly commended for the development of the Violent Offender and Sex Offenders Register (ViSOR) at the e-Government awards.

Feb 9, 2006
By David Howell

The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) has been highly commended for the development of the Violent Offender and Sex Offenders Register (ViSOR) at the e-Government awards.

The ceremony held at the Savoy in London praised PITO for delivering exceptional services to target audiences.

At the ceremony Tom McArthur, Director of Operational Services at PITO said: “We are very proud of what ViSOR has achieved in such a short period of time in service. It has dramatically changed how the police and national offender management service works – providing a platform to effectively handle dangerous individuals across the country. Being recognised simply reiterates how crucial this system is in today’s society.”

ViSOR was launched across England, Scotland and Wales by March 2005 and extended across Northern Ireland in May. It is the first national database able to manage track and risk assess violent offenders and sex offenders across the UK. ViSOR was conceived by Lancashire police originally, and designed and developed by users for users.

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