Protecting the most vulnerable people in society is what lies at the heart of the PND. Providing all police forces with easy access to key information from right around the country means that vital role will become a lot easier. The PND will quite simply enable a step change in the way police share knowledge.
Historically all UK police forces have collected information relating to arrests, incidents, crimes and intelligence and stored this within their own force computer systems. Whilst this has worked well for individual forces, a number of high profile incidents in recent years has demonstrated that forces not only need to share the information that they have collected; they also need to see information collected by other forces.
The PND will, for the first time, provide a single view of data held in police intelligence, custody, crime, child and domestic abuse systems across the whole of the UK. It will not replace local police systems but it will allow all forces to see and share information that until now has only been available within individual force boundaries.
At Logica we are incredibly proud of our part in delivering the PND. Getting to this point has not been without its challenges – it’s a complex issue – but our team has always been absolutely clear about the imperative and the importance of their work. Bringing together information held by different police forces in different parts of the country will provide a rich source of intelligence that will ultimately prevent crimes against children and other vulnerable people.