19 Nov 2021

Event round up: Data Standards in Policing Webinar

The following communications have been shared with the 'Interoperability in Policing' wider supplier interest group. If you have not seen the following update but would like to, please reach out to Georgie.

If your organisation has an interest in POLE, provides solutions which already, or could in future, utilise POLE – and you want to have a say in this important work – please email [email protected], copying Robert Leach ([email protected]) who is coordinating the supplier involvement on behalf of techUK.

 From the Data Standards Group following the 2nd November Webinar

Please see a copy of the POLE Standards Data Dictionary along with a copy of the webinar deck presented. For those who weren’t able to attend, the webinar was recorded - please see here: POLE Data Standards webinar

To reiterate, this Data Dictionary defines the minimum set of POLE data standards for each of the POLE entities. This document has been produced to support the consistent and accurate recording of police operational information and data and is an initial step to defining a full set of data standards.

 What is required?

Our ask is that you review and provide feedback on these data standards with particular emphasis on the following:

  • Minimum completeness requirement for each of the Person, Object, Location and Event entities (pages 10 -72). This section will be most relevant to Police Force representatives.
  • Review data standard and associated data definitions with focus on the key components: standard type, authoritative data sources used, links to protected characteristics, proposed data ownership and validation criteria (pages 77 – 129). If you identify yourself as a NPCC Portfolio lead or representative we want to ensure the standards developed support your work. Therefore please ensure you are in agreement with proposed data standards specific to your portfolio and proposed ownership.

Please be aware this Dictionary does not detail association rules between entities and does not serve to construct a data structure but instead defines the minimum standards for POLE entities.

Feedback Approach

To allow us to review and ensure feedback is comparable, please can you provide any data standard specific feedback using the following format:

  • Reference no and attribute name: Example (031: Given Name)
  • Data Component: Example (Attribute description)
  • Feedback / Comments

Group 1 and 3 members - If you have responded previously as a SPOC for your Force, NPCC Portfolio or organisation, you will be included on invites to upcoming workshops to provide Data Dictionary feedback. However we will accept any written feedback if this option is preferred. For anyone who hasn’t yet responded but identify yourself as SPOC for your area, please do make us aware to ensure you are included in required engagement activity.

Group 2 and 4 members – For any written feedback on the Data Dictionary, we would appreciate if it can be provided by COB Wednesday 24th November.

Georgina Henley

Georgina Henley

Programme Manager, Justice and Emergency Services, techUK

Georgie joined techUK as the Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager in March 2020.

Georgie is dedicated to representing suppliers by creating a voice for those who are selling into blue lights and the justice system, but also by helping them in navigating this market. Georgie is committed to creating a platform for collaboration, from engaging with industry and stakeholders to understand the latest innovations, to the role tech can play in responding to a range of issues our justice and emergency services are facing 

Prior to joining techUK, Georgie managed a Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) in Westminster. She worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and London borough councils to prevent and reduce the impact of crime on the business community. Her work ranged from the impact of low-level street crime and anti-social behaviour on the borough, to critical incidents and violent crime.

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