Norfolk Constabulary has gone to Fujitsu Services for the deployment of an Operational Data Warehouse (ODW) to deliver more flexible data management and cost savings.
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Data within the police force will now be combined and linked in one repository. Norfolk said the new system would be more practical for front line policing, allowing the force to carry out many activities that cannot currently be achieved.
The new system will address the requirements of the Management of Police Information (MoPI) standards, and support the feeding of information into the Police National Database.
Fujitsu is working with SAS Software and Amadeus Software on the Norfolk project to combat the common range of problems caused by multiple information systems with different collection and storage techniques.
In the first phase, Norfolk Constabulary has already been able to bring together information from its crime and HR systems in order to improve its ability to be able to provide annual Home Office data returns.
Future phases will enable the force to make links between external events such as economic trends and population movements to help to predict patterns of crime.