Harnessing digital to transform public safety
Harnessing digital to
transform public safety
SCC has developed a deep understanding of UK Policing through many years of strategic partnership. We understand that tough operational and business challenges are shaping the future of emergency services. In the face of reduced budgets, changing public and social needs, Forces are seeking to transform ways of working to allow more effective engagement with the communities they serve. Protecting people and property, maintaining the peace, detecting crime and bringing offenders to justice remain the core functions of policing. However, the changing nature of crime is placing new demands on Police services to respond to ever-evolving threats whilst driving efficiencies.
Digital transformation will support and enhance the way Police Forces operate and help them to better achieve their missions. Digital solutions will relieve the pressure on Police time, make better use of data, integrate services, combat the growing problem of cyber security and ultimately release officers to deal with situations that need greater human involvement. We understand that digital solutions offer a valuable opportunity to enhance and simplify operational Policing but recognise that the real challenge is to enable digital transformation that is focused on and supports the human aspects of Policing that digital solutions can never replace.
Our Force had a requirement to swiftly procure new technology into the hands of our front line officers. SCC helped us realise this requirement with a strong degree of professionalism. Their solution has enabled us to develop an increased level of efficiency in the Policing service to our community.
The quality of our ICT systems and infrastructure are critical in allowing us to achieve our core purpose of keeping the people of Lancashire safe. We have worked closely with SCC for five years as a key supplier and have a strong working relationship through which we ensure that we achieve value for money. They provide dynamic solutions and high quality support services and we therefore consider SCC to be a trusted provider.
At West Midlands Police we have to continually find savings without cutting our front line and essential services. SCC have managed to help us find considerable savings in the way that we purchase our IT equipment. Their Lifecycle Services have integrated well into our own internal systems and processes, leading to faster, more cost effective and efficient purchasing. We now see SCC as a partner, not just a supplier and look forward to working with them on more initiatives that will continue to make our consumption of IT more efficient.