London cuts Police ICT by £42m

Monday March 4th, 2013

Government Opportunities (GO)The London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee are holding the first of two meetings focusing on the Met’s technology strategy and plans to cut information and communications technology (ICT) spending by £42m in 2014-15 and £60m in 2015-16.

The Committee will ask experts how realistic the Met’s technology savings plans are, and what impact investment in technology – including plans to roll out almost 30,000 new mobile devices – will have on the fight against crime.

Among those being consulted are – Aileen Murphie, National Audit Office, Dr Tom Jackson, Loughborough University, Bob Quick, Bluelight Global Solutions (former Assistant Commissioner at the MPS) Terry Skinner, Justice and Emergency Services Information Communication Association, Chief Constable Simon Parr, Association of Chief Police Officers.

Representatives from the Metropolitan Police Service and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime will be questioned at a second meeting in June, following the publication of the Met’s technology strategy in the spring.

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