Archive: Mar 2017

  1. 27/03/2017

    On Tuesday (21 March), the Police ICT Company and the East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit (EMSCU) beat stiff competition at the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17 to walk away with a “Highly Commended” trophy for their … Read More

  2. 27/03/2017

    One of the functions of The Police ICT Company is to act as a bridge between the policing, technological and commercial worlds, and in particular, to secure value for money by helping police forces get the best deal from suppliers.

    A … Read More

  3. 27/03/2017

    Reaching the end of the first week of the firearms licensing discovery is a great opportunity to reflect on what we have already discovered, and what work there is still to do.

    We started the week with a planning session at … Read More

  4. 17/03/2017

    Hi! I’m Steph from RKH and my role on this project is as a content designer. I’ve been looking into how the police can use content appropriately and effectively when adopting social media as a contact channel. Over the past … Read More

  5. 16/03/2017

    My role in the Social Media as a Contact Channel discovery workhas been ‘business analyst’; this means I have spent my time working closely with the team and with forces to understand and document the current ‘as is’ situation; how … Read More

  6. 14/03/2017

    At the beginning of this discovery we set ourselves a challenge; how can policing use social media effectively as a contact channel?

    We are now into our second week of discovery, working with the Police ICT Company, as well as … Read More

  7. 09/03/2017

    Social Media as a contact channel? The discovery work I am supporting this week, alongside the national Digital Public Contact Programme and the Police ICT company, is taking place in the year that the 999 service is 80 years old. … Read More

  8. 08/03/2017

    The Digital Public Contact (DPC) Programme is one of three programmes operating under the umbrella of the Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP). The DPC vision is to provide a well-known and reliable digital contact service between the public and the police … Read More

  9. 07/03/2017

    On Friday (3 March), I had the privilege of being invited to take part in a UKAuthority webinar on digitising policing and in particular, the need for a common IT approach across policing.

    I was joined on the panel by Ian … Read More

  10. 07/03/2017

    Working on the Children & Young People Discovery was an incredible and thought-provoking experience.

    Having joined on the second week of the discovery for two days, I had to really dig in deep to understand the current ‘As-Is’ landscape across … Read More

  11. 03/03/2017

    It has been an incredibly long two weeks of work, though because of how busy it’s been it feels like its gone by in a flash!
    I have never been involved in a discovery before, and had no idea what … Read More

  12. 01/03/2017

    Throughout the forces web alpha project we’ve been focussed on trying to deliver the best solution for our users.
    That means using research and testing throughout the project to identify users’ needs and test our designs and solutions with real … Read More

  13. 01/03/2017

    It’s so important that in policing we work closely together and share information about what works (and what doesn’t!) where we can. That’s why, as the representative of the Digital Policing Portfolio, I find myself in Leicester for the second … Read More