Sussex Police joins South East network

Sussex Police is to join the South East Police Shared Network Services Agreement (SEPSNSA), which also provides Surrey Police, Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police with a secure regional public services network (PSN).

Dec 18, 2013
By Paul Jacques
Former PCs Deniz Jaffer (left) and Jamie Lewis.

Sussex Police is to join the South East Police Shared Network Services Agreement (SEPSNSA), which also provides Surrey Police, Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police with a secure regional public services network (PSN).

The agreement will enable more connected policing and better collaboration between the forces as they will be able to share information over a trusted data network across the South East region. Users will have the ability to work from anywhere across the four force areas instead of having to drive to key locations.

Significant savings will be delivered by standardising technology and service models, enabling economies of scale and creating more cost-effective networks.

Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne said: “Ensuring value for money is a key priority within my police and crime plan and I am working hard to identify waste and drive out inefficiencies in order to meet the financial challenges ahead. Signing up to the SEPSNSA contract demonstrates Sussex Police’s commitment to working with neighbouring forces to find new and innovative ways to improve services, increase efficiencies and continue to reduce costs.”

The PSN is a government programme to create an interconnected infrastructure across the public sector to increase efficiency and reduce expenditure. Services include local and wide area networks, internet protocol telephony, contact centre technology and call recording.

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