Police Scotland has awarded a five-year contract worth £750,000 for its cloud-enabledMaster Data Management software.
"Master data management is foundational to our ‘Data Drives Digital’ programme which aims to enable the delivery of trusted data to meet Police Scotland’s analytical demands," said Denis Hamill, Chief Data Officer for Police Scotland. "We’re looking forward to working in partnership with Civica to provide well-governed, trusted and high quality data that will better support dynamic decision-making by police officers and staff as they continue to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland."
The MDM system, provided by Civica, will integrate data from multiple sources, remove duplication of records, provide enhanced data analysis and present a single view of a person or location, while complying with all legal and ethical considerations and requirements.
Its introduction is a strategic part of the organisation’s ‘Data Drives Digital’ programme as laid out in its Joint Strategy for Policing last year.
Its objective to ease access to a single view of trusted, linked data is key to the organisation realising the benefits of a data driven organisation.
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