Cambridgeshire police roll out new custody system

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Cambridgeshire police roll out new custody system

Antony Savvas

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has gone live with NSPIS Custody and Case Preparation systems from SunGard Vivista.

The systems, managed by the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO), help reduce the administrative burden on the police by linking to other systems and preventing double keying.

John Neil, director of operational services at PITO, said, “The NSPIS systems can help the Cambridgeshire force realise benefits through more efficient working and less paperwork when processing a person through custody.”

Detective sergeant Julian Eales, director of intelligence at Cambridgeshire, said, “The go-live at Cambridge has been remarkably smooth. I put this down to close working relationships between police staff, SunGard Vivista and PITO. We have managed to overcome any implementation issues and keep to our planned go-live dates.”

The current roll-out of NSPIS Custody and Case Preparation to the English and Welsh police forces is seen by PITO as a major step forward in the way that police forces are modernising their business processes. 

SunGard Vivista has been working with PITO and the police forces to implement a programme of change management and business process re-engineering.

Next month sees the creation of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), to support the forces to improve the way they work across many areas of policing. The NPIA will replace PITO and will take on significant areas of its operations.

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