July 01, 2013

Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland Select Accenture to Implement National Information Management System

EDINBURGH; July 1, 2013 – The Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland have selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to develop and maintain i6, a new operational policing system for Police Scotland. The system will support new standardized national policing processes and daily policing operations and investigations. The contract is over 10 years and includes a possible two-year extension to a maximum of 12 years. Accenture secured the contract after a two-year competitive tendering process.

Speaking on the signing of the contract with Accenture, Deputy Chief Constable Richardson, Police Scotland, said, “I am absolutely delighted to confirm that i6 is a reality for Police Scotland. Together with Accenture, we can now start on our journey to have truly national policing processes supported by a modern IT solution. Our focus is – and always will be – on keeping people safe and maximizing operational, frontline police activity to allow us to achieve this. The introduction of efficient and effective ICT will increase the ability of our officers to fight crime and be more visible in our communities. We have undertaken a rigorous process thus far to evidence that i6 will deliver the intended outcomes and robust governance will continue to ensure the successful delivery of this program. There will be efficiencies in terms of streamlining administrative tasks that will free up police officers for frontline activities, allowing them to be more visible and accessible in the communities they serve. In addition, i6 offers us real value for money over the long-term with the introduction of a modern, agile and sustainable ICT solution, which replaces legacy systems operated by the previous forces in Scotland.”

Accenture Police Services will provide technology and implementation services to Police Scotland to drive operational and process efficiencies and increase information sharing across the new national force. The new system will enable users to manage, analyse and share operational and case information across Scotland.

i6 will replace more than 120 IT-and paper-based systems into the new policing system, which will be rolled out to all Police Scotland divisions by late 2015. Accenture also will provide user training and implementation support, on-going system maintenance and technology support services. The solution will give the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland opportunities for additional future capability, including mobile access for officers and increased online public access.

“Through new standardized business processes and the innovative use of technology, this new system will give Police Scotland the high levels of data integration and information sharing required for their officers to work swiftly and effectively while enabling operational savings,” said James Slessor, who leads Accenture Police Services in the United Kingdom. “Our local team in Scotland, supported by the Accenture Police Centre of Excellence, will deliver an operational policing system that is designed to be a crime-fighting tool rather than just a records management system. It will meet the needs of Police Scotland now and into the future.”

Ger Daly, who leads Accenture’s Defence and Public Safety business globally, said, “Our team in Scotland looks forward to delivering this important operational policing system for Police Scotland. Accenture is working with police forces in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia to deliver next-generation Information management systems. Within Europe we are already delivering crucial systems for the national police forces of Ireland, Spain, Norway and Sweden. Our global policing industry experience, along with Accenture’s strong local expertise in Scotland, was central to our selection by Police Scotland.”

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