29 Apr 2021

PDS Launch National Platform for Policing Data and Technical Standards

The Police Digital Service (PDS) has launched a new national platform for data and technical standards. Find out more, get involved and join a category community group.

National Standards help ensure the quality of planning, design and implementation of digital, data and technology projects within policing. A governance structure ensures that the standards (as well as policies, principles, templates and guidance) are both relevant and up to date; it also highlights the specific standards that are aligned with the National Policing Digital Strategy. If you are working with Policing on the development or procurement of any IT service you will be able to source standards from the National Standards platform.

There are many benefits of adopting standards. Used appropriately they can help us avoid duplication of effort and avoid re-work while also ensuring the latest best practices are implemented.

The programme is run for policing, by policing. So if you have an interest in any of the categories and want to be kept updated and consulted on proposed changes, then you can request to join a category community group. The programme relies on its users helping keep the platform useful, useable and used, so if you can’t find what you are looking for on the platform, please suggest it. We have a dedicated team supporting the programme who are happy to help/advise on standards in any way they can, get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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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