Failure of police forces to monitor staff use of ICT systems

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Dear Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services,

In your report 'PEEL spotlight report Shining a light on betrayal' concerning the exploitation of crime victims for sex by police officers and staff, reference is made to several police forces which do not have software in place to monitor the use of ICT systems by police and staff:

'We were deeply concerned to find that several forces still don’t have software in place to monitor how their officers and staff use information and communications technology (ICT)systems.We have recommended for several years now that all forces should have and use this software.'

https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/...

Please provide the names of the police forces that do not have the correct software in place.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Gadawodd J Roberts anodiad ()

"A total of 227 officers in England and Wales were fired or convicted for targeting at least 424 women between 2015 and 2018 – the equivalent of one every five days.

Alarmingly, 90 officers had sexual contact with their victims while on duty.

One in six complainants had dialled 999 after suffering domestic violence or sexual assault – only to be victimised again by a policeman or CSO."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...

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Dear J Roberts

Please see attached a letter in relation to your recent FOI request.

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Dear J Roberts

I have attached a revised letter with the correct date for the expected response to your request.

Please accept my apologies.

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Dear J Roberts

Please find attached a letter in response to your recent FOI request along with information we can release to you.

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Gadawodd J Roberts anodiad ()

Metropolitan Police - “Together with the high number of unvetted staff within the organisation, this leaves the force in a vulnerable position and is a significant organisational risk, because it cannot fully protect the information within its ICT system.”

Surrey Police - “The force can’t yet monitor all its IT systems. If it could it would be easier to check that officers and staff aren’t misusing them."

Cleveland Police - " The force has invested in monitoring software, but staff were trained so long ago that they are no longer confident in using it. The software also has some limitations because it can’t monitor all the force’s IT systems."

South Wales Police - “At the time of our inspection, the force was not able to monitor all its IT systems."

North Yorkshire Police - "The force should take steps to make sure that data is protected, and effective monitoring of technology can take place."

Warwickshire Police - " Due to the current IT infrastructure, the force cannot monitor some of its IT system"

West Mercia Police - "Due to ICT infrastructure problems, the force cannot yet fully monitor all its ICT system."

Gloucestershire Police - The force is currently unable to monitor the use of all its ICT systems routinely. This creates a gap in its anti-corruption capability."

Greater Manchester Police - " Although the force has invested in software which can be used to fully monitor all its IT systems, at the time of the inspection this was not being fully used."

Humberside Police - " We found that the force doesn’t yet have the capability to monitor all ICT systems and the data contained within them; this presents a risk to the force."

Dyfed Powys Police - "The force requires improvement in how it looks for and assesses intelligence about corruption."

Durham Police - " The low rate of reports of corruption has been questioned .

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The response to this request has been cited in an article at:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/11...