Roy Toner has been appointed  to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer of the Criminal Justice Sector at Capgemini UK Outsourcing Services. He joins Capgemini after a 30-year career in the police which saw him rise from being a uniformed constable on the beat to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable, and which culminated in the award of the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2009.

His appointment follows the award of a number of key IT contracts to Capgemini by UK police forces and other parts of the British criminal justice system, and coincides with keen awareness among senior officers of the need for maximum efficiency in meeting challenging objectives in all aspects of police operations despite tight budgetary limitations.

He said: ‘Exploiting today’s technologies offers police forces the prospect of immense gains in efficiency and cost effectiveness at all levels, from front-line officers to back-office support, and my mission is to help the police across the UK to deploy such technologies with maximum speed and effectiveness. This programme will include working with police forces to exploit the potential of shared services, to streamline data handling by improved integration of IT, and to understand how to apply the power of cloud computing.’

Before joining Capgemini Roy Toner was Assistant Chief Constable, Operations with the Police Service of Northern Ireland for seven years and finished his police career as a Deputy Chief Constable with the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) where he developed and led the national Information Systems Improvement Strategy for Policing (ISIS), as well as representing the NPIA and ISIS on several committees of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

Martin Urch, Vice President of the Criminal Justice Sector at Capgemini Outsourcing Services in the UK, said: ‘Roy’s appointment further strengthens our knowledge, capability and credibility in the criminal justice sector and we are delighted to welcome him to Capgemini.’

Roy Toner holds an honours degree in Public Policy and Management and an MBA degree from the University of Ulster. He also has a Diploma in Criminology from Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

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