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The ability to share intelligence between different police departments is as vital to modern policing as the introduction of fingerprint analysis in the 1890s. Nowhere is the need to share intelligence greater than in protecting and securing our borders. Yet the effective sharing of video and hi-resolution images has presented major problems – until now that is.
Past President Ian Readhead addressed the Emergency Management and Research Institute in Hyderabad, India, where he discovered the huge challenge currently facing colleagues in India.
Tim Vernon of Optevia highlights how inadequate access to data has a direct impact on home safety, and argues for better data-sharing across fire prevention and safety teams.
Paging has taken a big step forward with the launch of the first ever two-way paging service in the UK this month. Chris Jones, CEO of PageOne, discusses this exciting new development and the impact that two-way paging will have on the paging landscape.
Peter Ship, a retired DCI and intelligene specialist at Memex, discusses why a joined up approach to covert human intelligence sources will give police more control over informants and the information they provide. Ship argues that the use of covert human intelligence sources should
be an integral part of every day intelligence gathering.
Are the UK emergency services making the wrong choices for mobile data applications? Robin Burton, Evolved Intelligence, carries out an experiment that leads to some key questions.
TETRA World Congress took place 26-29th May in Munich and BAPCO Journal went along to find out the latest developments in all things TETRA. Here are some of the gadget highlights.
Laptop computers have sometimes not been considered tough enough for regular use in the field – but this is not Leicestershire Constabulary’s experience, writes Adrian Justins.
Using an open system for GIS was key for the British Transport Police, who wanted to share data with partners such as Network Rail. Dan Worth examines some of the latest GIS and web mapping developments, as well as benefits in keeping GIS solutions open.
A mobile data car for the blue light community has been put together by Airwave and will soon be making its way to your area. BAPCO Journal will be charting the car’s journey from concept inception to build and practical on-the-road demonstrations. Today we look at the objectives and proposed features of the Volvo vehicle.
Resilience was the theme of the South East Region Seminar held on the 26th of November at Maldon in Essex. The venue and refreshments were kindly provided by Andy Fleet and his team at Samdale, and around 40 delegates attended what proved to be a fascinating series of presentations, writes Alan Lindfield, Acting Chair, SE Region.
How to meet growing storage needs and improve data resilience without adding IT complexity was the challenge for Greater Manchester Police. BAPCO Journal examines how NetApp’s solution helped Greater Manchester Police’s IT staff to design the system, identify and remove performance bottlenecks, and manage data migration.
It is well recognised that a co-ordinated emergency response relies on the ability to share information with the right people at the right time. Too often in the past, poor communication capability has hampered efforts to respond to major incidents. Richard Bobbett, Chief Executive of Airwave, explains how interoperability may be a simple and compelling concept, but implementation is less easy to achieve.
The New York City Municipal Wireless Network has been officially launched and is operational over a 300 sq mile area. BAPCO Journal speaks to the network suppliers IPWireless and Northrop Grumman to find out if any lessons could be learned for the UK.