February 13, 2012

New Crime Management System for the Norwegian National Police Directorate Being Developed by Accenture

OSLO, Norway; Feb. 13, 2012 -- Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is developing a new national crime management system for the Norwegian National Police Directorate (POD) to support police investigations and criminal prosecutions in Norway. The company was selected as the lead management consultant and information technology partner under a contract signed in June 2011.

The crime management system will enable the Norwegian police force to better manage, link and analyze case information and intelligence for greater reliability and consistency across law enforcement, police investigations, border management, emergency response and case administration. Accenture secured the contract after a competitive tendering process.

“Accenture has a proven track record for the successful delivery of transformational programs,” said Vidar Refvik, director of the Norwegian Police Force. “The company’s strong technology and business transformation focus, along with its diverse capabilities, were important factors in our selection of Accenture as lead partner.”

Accenture’s management consulting services will include managing the project from outset to completion and designing police process models to meet client needs. The company also will develop a robust and secure IT architecture to support high levels of system usage across the entire police force.

The system will be highly flexible to enable the integration of mobile solutions. It also will support and comply with all criminal justice legislation and meet all legal requirements for how case data is accessed, stored and traced for investigative purposes. And, it will provide improved user access to accurate case information across multiple devices and locations and replace a number of existing information systems currently in use.

Ger Daly, who leads Accenture’s global Defense & Public Safety business, said, “Events of recent years have brought to light the need for a more holistic model for information management and greater interoperability between public safety agencies both domestically and internationally. Accenture is working with several clients around the world to implement similar crime management solutions as police forces and other public safety organizations seek to gain insights from the valuable information they hold while adapting to changing legislative requirements.”

“This new crime management system will enable intelligence-driven policing by providing users with accurate and timely information to support their investigations and prosecutions,” added Lars Bestum, senior executive, Accenture Health & Public Service Norway. “The accumulation of knowledge within crime management systems enables police forces to better manage, link and analyze information for greater reliability and consistency across law enforcement -- ultimately increasing the protection and security of citizens and society.”

Learn more about Accenture’s Defense & Public Safety practice, Turning Insights into Outcomes.

About Accenture

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Accenture Norway

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