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See below for recent blog posts and press activity from Chorus.



What Does a Business Analyst at Chorus do? - July 2019

Hear from Gemma Holmes, Business Analyst at Chorus, about what her role is and how we conduct product prioritisation and ensure data integrity. Read the full post here.

UK Home Office Leading the Digital Revolution - July 19

The Immigration Enforcement Department has invested in new technology and are using it on a daily basis to fight crime and keep our borders secure. Using Chorus deployed in a private cloud environment provided by IIS, the Home Office is clamping down on human trafficking and organised crime across the UK. Read the full case study here.

Increasing Public Trust in Intelligence-led Policing - Computing - June 2019

Boyd Mulvey calls for an advocate to champion better communication around the benefits of intelligence-led policing, with comment from the Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing and Essex Police. > This is a two part series. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

Driving Data into the DNA of Policing - Open Access Government - May 2019

Boyd Mulvey, CEO of Chorus Intelligence discusses why building data into the DNA of policing will help a leaner police solve more crime > Read full article here

Chorus Award Win - Best Law Enforcement ICT Company - Acquisition International - May 2019

Chorus have recently been awarded the title of ‘Best Law Enforcement ICT Company’ by Acquisition International. Here, AI profile us and share how we have evolved into a revolutionary firm. > Read about Chorus and the awards here

 

Startup’s data cleansing and analysis tools available to UK police via Microsoft Azure - Computer Weekly - February 2019

Tools will help police analyse case data, link disparate sources of information and develop new lines of inquiry from a single workstation. UK law enforcement agencies can now access data cleansing and analysis tools via the Microsoft Azure cloud, potentially saving police hundreds of hours of manual data processing. Read full article here

First purpose-built police intelligence tool available via the Azure cloud - Press release - February 2019

Chorus Intelligence, a provider of data cleansing and analysis software to law enforcement, has announced that its Analyser and Investigator solutions are now available to all police forces and law enforcement agencies via the Microsoft Azure cloud. Boyd Mulvey, CEO of Chorus said: “We are pleased to offer Chorus in the cloud with Microsoft Azure, allowing law enforcement to embrace ‘cloud-first’ principles so they can cut costs and help investigators to work more securely, efficiently and collaboratively. Read full release here

Agile policing – how a data-driven and analytical approach to cross boundary policing will help the police tackle county lines crime - IT Pro Portal - January 19

Whilst technology advances can provide law enforcement with new solutions to prevent criminal activity, it can also cause problems. Digital based crime is increasing and as a result there is now abundant evidence; from CCTV footage to Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) information, text message and social media data. Evidence has now gone digital, and like every other organisation or industry sector, the police must get a grip on the vast tide of criminal data, and find a way to use it to their advantage. Read full article here

Woodbridge-based Tech Company Recognised as one of Britain’s Fastest-Growing Businesses - Press Release - December 18

Chorus Intelligence, an award-winning data cleansing and analysis software provider to UK law enforcement, has been named in market research group Beauhurst and crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom’s ‘Top 100 fastest growing businesses in the UK’ report. Read full release here

Opening Pandora’s Disclosure Box - Policing Professional - Nov 18

The number of cases dropped due to disclosure failure has increased by 40 per cent since 2013, according to the Crown Prosecution Service. Mark Bedding examines what could be behind this rise. Read full article here

Police software allows smart analysis of data amid “creaking” pressure on investigators - Custodial Review - Nov 18

The CPS’s outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders spoke recently about the British Criminal Justice System “creaking” under the pressure of huge amounts of data being submitted for investigation with outdated police software still in use. For anyone working in the system, it is clear that there is a cause for concern for the future of convictions due to a lack of resources and an inability to keep up with the flood of data that new technology is presenting. Outdated technology cannot keep up with the data explosion generated by modern devices and apps. But technology has to be the solution to the problem, it itself generates. Read full article.

Joining the Data Dots Across the Thin Blue Line - Policing Insight - Oct 18

However, as the cuts bite further and forces are being asked to do more with less, it’s not always possible to highly resource a case with specialist analysts and officers. Yet, the data analysis is still vital. What we’ve now developed is software that can be used by any investigating officer to develop lines of enquiry and build their case. They don’t need to be tech wizards, or expert data analysts, we’ve brought them the ability to quickly and comprehensively visualise the data, to make it human and readable, not just for themselves, but for judge and jury when the case is brought to trial. Read full article

This Homegrown Data Visualisation Tool is Helping to Catch Criminals - Computer Business Review

Using Chorus Investigator officers working on a missing person case can enter the mobile data of the missing person and: “Within thirty seconds can at least see where that person’s been, who they have been communicating with, and is then more informed to make a decision around ‘is this a case? Yes it’s a case. How serious is it? Who is connected?’ and it gives them new lines of enquiry,”  – Originally published by Conor Reynolds for Computer Business Review

Chorus Intelligence launches unique tool to expedite criminal investigation - Press Release

Chorus Intelligence, a provider of data cleansing and analysis software to UK law enforcement, has announced the launch of its latest product, Chorus Investigator following successful trials in a number of forces. Developed alongside Chorus’ existing user base of police Analysts and Investigators, the data analysis tool has been designed to enable law enforcement Investigators and all front-line police staff to review case information at a high level, answering key investigation questions and developing lines of enquiry. Read full release.

Chorus and Police ICT Company collaboration could see 1.5 million hours saved - Press Release

Chorus Intelligence today announced that its data cleansing and analytics software now falls under a commercial collaboration with the Police ICT Company ensuring that police forces will have access to the latest intelligence technology when conducting investigations. The Police ICT Company was established to create a bridge between the policing, technological and commercial worlds. It helps the service purchase ICT and manage it more effectively to help cut costs and red tape. Chorus Intelligence becomes the 4th vendor and the first Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)to secure a commercial collaboration following in the footsteps of IBM, Adobe, and VMWare. It comes as The Police ICT Company aim to create more value for users of technology across the UK. Read full release

How Chorus Uses Tech to Fight Human Trafficking - The Telegraph

Take an issue such as modern slavery, which is on the rise. The Home Office predicts that there may be as many as 13,000 victims in the UK alone. The Chorus + software helps to break down police data silos and share data to combat human trafficking as it takes place across multiple jurisdictions and locations. It also allows different police forces and departments to unlock intelligence from previous investigations and operations. “Searching can be done easily across multiple criteria,” Mr Mulvey explains, “including phone, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) and keywords.” Read full article.

Data Sharing For Good - Policing Insight

The will to share data in policing exists, but the mechanisms to do so remain unwieldy. Boyd Mulvey, CEO of Chorus Intelligence, argues that removing the barriers demonstrates what can be achieved and will encourage greater sharing. Read full article

Chorus line: The journey to becoming a police approved supplier - Policing Insight

On 1 December 2017, the Police ICT Company entered into collaboration with a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME). Boyd Mulvey, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chorus Intelligence Ltd describes the journey to becoming an approved vendor with the hope of having a single contract with the police service. He reflects on what it’s like to be one of the first SMEs on board, the requirements placed on vendors, and explains why, although imperfect, the process is worth supporting and will give the police market a nudge in the right direction. Read full article