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.
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
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Governance & Performance
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Digital Information Officer
Head of Delivery Services
Head of HR
Strategic engagement officer (Support)
Our Management Team
Data protection officer
Head of Operational Services
Head of Data Services
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.