The system is set to go live in 2017

Met Police set to update core IT functions

The Metropolitan Police has revealed plans to replace its core IT functions.

The force plans to start the procurement of a new integrated system to replace its core IT facilities later this year.

The Met Police is also trialing new technology, including tablets and body cameras.

The plan comes as the Met aims to reduce the complexity and redundancy of its IT systems, reports Tech Week Europe.

In a statement the Met said: “The procurement route will be a competitive procedure with negotiation and will commence in the autumn of 2015.

“The anticipated go live for a system is spring 2017.”

One system that could be put in place is Athena, which has been developed by Northgate Public Services.

It costs £32 million and has already been deployed in Essex and is set to go live in six other forces during this year and next year.

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