Welsh force rolls-out data-sharing solution


Dyfed-Powys Police has announced that it will be joining a pre-existing ‘tri-force’ cluster using the NicheRMS intelligence platform.

According to a statement, NicheRMS “seamlessly manages all aspects of crime recording, investigation and intelligence management, custody and electronic case preparation.” It will also enable the force to manage its forensics exhibits through a single platform.

Other forces involved in the aforementioned group include North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire police forces, all of whom have access to shared ‘person, object, location, event’ data. Dyfed-Powys' migration onto the platform will take place over the next 18 months.

Speaking of the procurement, Dyfed-Powys Police deputy chief constable Claire Parmenter said: “We believe this [technology] will [provide] a significant advantage for frontline police officers as we concentrate on bringing people to justice and supporting our vulnerable people and communities.”

Tri-force programme director Sue McTaggart said: “This is a great step forward in terms of collaboration, as well as the added benefits of shared intelligence for police officers and staff. We look forward to working with Niche and Dyfed-Powys over the coming months.” 
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