Case Studies

Public Sector - Police

Improved security through IT enabled change

Researching, proposing and implementing a confidential infrastructure to ensure secure sharing of data between police forces.

A major initiative, driven by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), allowed key authorised Police personnel to gain access to the CONFIDENTIAL Police National Database. This ensured all forces in the UK could share sensitive intelligence information at a national and regional level. Security was paramount so access was provided through secure terminals with data encrypted in transit and stored securely in a local database.

WeDeliverChange managed this key CONFIDENTIAL Infrastructure Project at West Midlands Police, sponsored by an Assistant Chief Constable and other senior Police officers. The project researched, proposed and implemented a separate confidential network overlay on the existing West Midlands Police computer network infrastructure.

“Thanks for your sterling efforts in keeping our disparate project stakeholders focused, engaged and informed throughout ‘the journey’ to date. I’m the first to recognise that this aspect has been especially challenging, but has played such an important part in helping us achieve agreed milestones in a timely manner.”

James Mullins, Information Security Manager – West Midlands Police

A progress report on our project was given in the May issue of Newsbeat, the newsletter of West Midlands Police.

Short Extract from Newsbeat West Midlands Police Newsletter, on the Confidential Infrastructure Project

Force on target for national database

WMP is due to link in to the Police National Database (PND) in June and July and in a recent readiness survey scored 241 out of a potential 258 against the PND Code of Connection.

With the pass mark set at 180, WMP is well above the minimum standard for its confidential IT systems. Force Confidential Infrastructure Project Manager said, “Information inspectors from the NPIA came to review our project. The result is that our state of readiness is very good and we are on track to support PND delivery from June.