Policetech and
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Publishing a new report in July 2020, ‘State of Policing – The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales in 2019, Sir Thomas Winsor, the Chief Inspector, suggests improvements should be made in the procurement, usage, sharing and development of technology in policing. The report suggests “Police should work with the Home Office and software suppliers to provide a solution so that all forces can proactively monitor use of their ICT systems.” As a policetech supplier, do you need help communicating a story to the police services?

Clients

Mantis wins Chorus Intelligence, scores the BBC

Challenge

In recent months, we have been given the opportunity to see how one of our client’s technologies is really making a demonstrable difference to public safety specifically – in a way that we can all identify with – and we’ve got really excited about it.

Our client Chorus is transforming the way that the police investigates and solves crime. As a trusted partner of law enforcement agencies and, nearly all of UK police forces, the company provides data cleansing and analysis that enables police analysts and investigators to process information quickly to find leads and build evidence in a matter of minutes, rather than weeks. The analysis makes sure officers are out on the streets, and not stuck behind desks, trawling through mountains of data.

Approach

Following the end of a high-profile case county lines case, Mantis saw the opportunity to bring Chorus to a national audience and secured a broadcast interview with BBC News’ Midlands Correspondent, Sima Kotecha for a first look at the technology the police is using to solve county lines crime. 

Working alongside Chorus’ force customer, the filming took place in the Intelligence room of the force HQ, with interviews from Chorus’ Customer Relations Director, Richard Helson, the Chief Superintendent and a demonstration of the technology used in the case to track and piece together the movements of the suspects.

Results

For now the results from our first four months working together are worth a look: 

  • A broadcast interview secured with Sima Kotecha, the Midlands correspondent for BBC News
  • A face-to-face interview secured with Computer Business Review 
  • Press coverage secured across all of the key police trade magazines for the launch of Chorus Investigator 
  • Numerous business leads generated for the client, directly from press coverage