To protect people from harm in our rapidly changing world, police services must not only keep up with technology and business changes but develop capabilities and ways of working that will enable them to adapt to and deal with the complexity of modern criminality.
The Police Digital Service enhances digital services and capabilities, so that we can support policing to keep the public safe.
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.
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 Leadership Team
Board Chair, Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
Chief Executive Officer
Chief of Staff
Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Our Management Team
Head of Strategy & Innovation
Data Protection Officer
Head of Commercial
Head of Cyber Delivery
Head of Business Analysis, Insight & Design
Head of Engagement
Head of Delivery
Chief Cyber Architect
National Management Center Director
Head of Strategic Governance & Company Secretary
Head of Human Resources
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.