UK police forces now have improved access to industry leading data cleansing and analytics technology to help combat crime.
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.
Chorus Intelligence was founded in 2011 (then Create Intelligence) to help reduce the amount of manual processing police forces had to go through when analysing digital data such as billing records and ANPR data for an investigation. Time savings when using Chorus can be substantial due to the sheer volume and variety of digital evidence that is available, and it has evolved as a product to allow users to spot connections in and between cases as well as creating reports that can be used as evidence in court.
“This is a great achievement for Chorus and just goes to show the importance of our software to the Analyst and Investigator communities”, said Boyd Mulvey, Founder and CEO of Chorus Intelligence Ltd. He added, “we already have over a thousand users in the UK and with this collaboration in place it should allow more forces to take advantage of the technology whilst saving the public sector precious time and money.”
With the collaboration now agreed between Chorus and the Police ICT Company, purchasing and IT departments can transact with pace, but still have the confidence that they are using a trusted vendor and securing the best price for their force whilst meeting their procurement compliance responsibilities.
The Police ICT Company’s CEO, Ian Bell, said: “This is a fantastic collaboration that provides UK police forces with access to software that will help their analysts do time consuming tasks considerably quicker and easier. The latest data analytics technology is needed now more than ever to combat all forms of crime and with this collaboration in place we will give forces the opportunity to exploit the technology that will help keep the public safe.”