“Police organizations are fundamentally re-thinking their police business operating models in response to unprecedented change in society, technology, and crime – in a context of increased budget pressures. The answer of Capgemini is a solution called t-Police: enabling more informed and connected police services through an integrated law enforcement solution – enhancing the frontline and support functions.”In a serie of blogs, I will give more insight and details about the story behind the t-Police solution.
As the global economy becomes increasingly integrated, the police force must look for ways to stay more connected. Crucially, this is not just a local requirement, but a national and international prerequisite as well. There is also a need to adapt to new social and crime patterns as society’s values keep changing, posing new challenges to the law enforcement agencies. Furthermore, often dependent on aging legacy IT systems, the police and its partners cannot afford to stay behind as other segments of society and economy have become increasingly connected through technology.
To compound this challenge further, top line budget cuts dictate a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and a demonstrable Return on Investment (ROI) on technology investments. Despite these resource constraints, maintaining frontline services remains a priority. Real-time social media is another reason for change, driving the speed of incident handling down from weeks and days to just minutes.
Both cost constraints and speed of change in society are forcing police organizations to collaborate and share services across organizational boundaries in a unique way. This challenge of reducing costs, while increasing productivity requires consistent processes enabled by standard, shared technology, and that’s exactly what t-Police is capable of.
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