The Police Service is in the process of undertaking a wide range of information technology and systems developments that are expected to improve the Service’s capabilities to apply intelligence information to the deployment of staff at Local Area Commands (LACs). Implementation of the current phase is to take place over the next eighteen months. The Audit Office considers that the developments are timely and when fully implemented should significantly contribute to the Police Service’s ability to be more proactive and provide for better staff deployment.
The Audit Office is of the view that the impact of these developments on the efficiency and effectiveness of rostering and tasking at LACs would be further enhanced by attention to gaps in systems and to restrictive staff allocation practices.
Parliamentary reference - Report number #70 - released 31 January 2000