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Technological Surveillance

AIM: Improved use of technology by police, in order to prevent crime and support earlier intervention with known offenders. 

Thames Valley Police

  • A Local Policing Area Niche filing pilot continues with a focus on highlighting different disposal options available to sergeants. Early feedback indicates that this is having a significant impact on reducing the ongoing workload of officers.
  • Protecting Vulnerable People have updated Niche with registered sex offender details, so they are visible to neighbourhood police teams. Tasked visits will be undertaken by neighbourhood teams to specific offenders who are displaying chaotic behaviours, using local knowledge to monitor potential offenders and maximise local intelligence. Although the numbers involved are small, initial feedback is positive.
  • The upgrade to Thames Valley Police’s (TVP) crime recording system is on track for February 2019. This will align TVP with other regional forces. Training has been delivered to prepare staff for the launch.