Fourteen “groundbreaking” projects have been awarded fiscal support through the Police Transformation Fund, which is police-led through the Police Reform and Transformation Board. Police and Crime Commissioner and chief constable representatives sit on the Board.
The successful bids, emanating from ten forces and the College of Policing, include projects to support the transfer of digital crime scene images between forces and improve procurement and collaboration.
Set up as part of the Government’s Spending Review in 2015, the Police Transformation Fund is designed to allocate extra investment to policing in order to continue police reform and transform policing by introducing new and more efficient technologies and capabilities to help forces respond to changing crime patterns and threats.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “Our police do a fantastic job every day in fighting crime and keeping communities safe. The latest figures show that public confidence in the police service has risen, and that most people believe they’re doing a good or excellent job.”