NICE announced it is hosting a Transformational Global Policing Summit, taking place on 19 March 2019 at Chelsea Football Club in London. Co-sponsored by Deloitte, Microsoft and CoPaCC, the Summit features free registration for police executives who are focused on transforming how their agency manages digital evidence, as reflected in the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) Policing Vision 2025. Summit participants will benefit from sessions on digital evidence management (DEM) and robotic automation led by forward-thinking experts and colleagues in the force.
Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE states, “Mounting digital evidence is on a collision course with outdated technology, decades-old investigative processes and resources that are being stretched to the limit, all creating the perfect storm. It’s a now or never moment for the transformation of policing and as such this is a must-attend event for every force, whatever the stage of their digital evidence management planning.”
Digital Evidence Survey Results Unveiled
The priorities and timelines for digital transformation will be outlined in a presentation by Bernard Rix, Chief Executive of CoPaCC (an independent organization that takes an active interest in policing governance for England and Wales) and publisher of Policing Insight, an informational resource for the police and criminal justice community. In a session titled, ”Know Your ICT Landscape – Make a Plan,” Rix will unveil the results of the ground-breaking National Police ICT 2018 survey, “Digital Evidence Management: User Perspectives.”
Conducted with the support of the Police Federation of England & Wales, the Police Superintendents’ Association and the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, the survey provides feedback from over 4,000 police officers and staff on their DEM challenges, how they’re coping, and plans for the future.
The Summit agenda will also feature a high-level digital policing panel, “The Now, the Future and the Possible”’ which will be led by former Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Paul Kennedy. Kennedy comments, “At this Summit, we’ll be looking at how forces can forge a cohesive plan to replace the current siloed approach to digital evidence, as well as looking at how the disclosure process can be improved to ensure successful prosecutions.”
The Summit will provide hands-on demonstrations of transformative technologies being used by forces around the world for digital evidence management, including NICE Investigate. These demonstrations will be complemented by a presentation of a police force success story illustrating how the force was able to go from a situation where 90% of digital evidence was not readily accessible for investigations to its position today, where it has deployed new DEM technology that has already ingested over 121,000 cases, and matched 345,000 items to those cases. The success story will show how today’s force investigators can obtain and assemble the evidence they need for cases in minutes or hours, instead of the days or weeks it took previously.