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About Us

The Police Digital Service (PDS) is the UK organisation responsible for coordinating, developing, delivering, and managing digital services and solutions that enable UK policing to safely harness technology to improve public safety. 

Funded by policing and the Home Office, PDS works with law enforcement organisations, private industry, charities, public bodies, and government to deliver digital services and solutions with policing, for policing.

Ours is a team of experts in commercial services, technical assurance, data, digital transformation and innovation, with unique experience in policing and national programme delivery. Together with our public and private sector colleagues, we are driving several ‘in-flight’ national programmes.

The PDS is the delivery vehicle for the National Policing Digital Strategy, which we co-authored with the National Police Technology Council and launched at our Police Digital Summit in 2020. 

Our Vision

By 2030, the Police Digital Service will deliver the capabilities to create a more digitally enhanced police service whose workforce can more fully exploit data and technology to inform improved decision-making, strengthen operational effectiveness, drive value for money and most importantly better safeguard and protect the public.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Ian Bell

Ian Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Owen White

Owen White

Director of Governance & Performance

Jason Corbishley

Jason Corbishley

Chief Information Security Officer

Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen

Chief Digital Information Officer

David Bowen

David Bowen

Operations Director

Owen White

Phil Smith

Finance Director

David Bowen

Lynne Spiers

Company Secretary 

Owen White

Lisa Lee

Head of Delivery Services 

David Bowen

Kath Stephenson

Head of HR

Owen White

Jon Witt

Strategic engagement officer (Support)

Our Management Team

David Angell

David Angell

Data protection officer

Dave Callow_02

Dave Callow

Head of Operational Services

Gemma

Gemma Morris

Security Manager

Kate Boyle

Kate Boyle

Head of Data Services

Nathan Woodley

Nathan Woodley

Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager

Delivering the National Policing Digital Strategy

The National Policing Digital Strategy considers the internal and external pressures facing UK policing and presents five key digital ambitions, each with a set of digital priorities to guide focus and investment.

Below, we summarise how the Police Digital Service is working to help police forces and law enforcement organisations achieve these ambitions.

1. Seamless Citizen Experience

We will support provision of more choice in how the public engage with the police, using the channels, media or devices that are most relevant to them. Ultimately, this will lead to better justice outcomes, by building a credible intelligence picture through effective information sharing.​

2. Addressing Harm

By harnessing the power of digital technologies and behaviors, we will support delivery of earlier, more precise and proactive policing approaches. This will enable UK policing to target resource where it makes the most impact for victims, witnesses and offenders.

3. Enabling Officers & Staff Through Digital

We will establish digital leadership and ways of working to allow our workforce to focus on critical and value-adding activities. From leadership through to the frontline, our people must be equipped with the right knowledge, skills and tools to deal with increasingly complex crimes.​

4. Embedding A Whole Public System Approach

We will work with public sector partners to share data insights and make use of digital tools to find solutions to complex public safety issues that have a mutual impact on bluelight services and other agencies.

5. Empower The Private Sector

We will work to enable technologies to become more easily sourced, scaled and made available by strengthening relationships to allow for public safety responsibilities to be appropriately shared.​