Essex police streamlines data requests with ABM


Essex police streamlines data requests with ABM

Antony Savvas

Essex Police has deployed new software from ABM to more efficiently manage its requests for data to aid investigations.

The force has deployed the abmpegasus Intelligence Source Management and Telecoms Authorities modules, to help streamline and speed up request and authorisation processes.

This implementation is the latest development in the longstanding partnership between ABM and Essex Police, which originally implemented ABM Pims back in 1998.

The web-based Intelligence Source Management module provides a management platform in line with legislative requirements and established practices, and is currently used by 80% of UK Police Services.

The ABM Telecoms Authorities module meets the legislative provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000, providing a comprehensive communications data authority system for the management of communications data requests for individuals, including telecom, internet and postal data.

Detective sergeant Peter English at Essex Police said, "The abmpegasus Intelligence Source Management solution has proved to be a natural progression to a web-based application from the previous ABM Pims system.

"Before installation of the Telecoms Authorities module, we were e-mailing forms, which was time consuming and required all related forms to be saved into one e-mail and archived on to CD. An electronic management system was identified as a solution," he said.

English said the new software had delivered efficiency improvements of around 25%.

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