UK Policing ICT Markets 2012-2017: Policing in the Age of Austerity

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Product Synopsis

Kable's forecast takes into account the renegotiation of existing contracts on more onerous terms and over longer periods, extensions to refresh cycles and delays or cancellations to investments, all factors which will have a negative overall impact on demand for ICT equipment.

Introduction and Landscape

Our detailed spend forecast for UK police forces, quantifying the impacts of funding cuts, significant structural change to the police service and central and regional ICT initiatives, as well as detailing the dynamics and structure of an £847m market.

Key Features and Benefits

Kable covers the use of ICT in the public sector across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Key Market Issues

-Gain insight into the overview of UK police forces, including key police bodies.
-Gain insight into the key challenges and pressures facing UK police forces.
-Gain insight into police ICT trends.
-Gain insight into UK police ICT expenditure and forecasting.

Key Highlights

-Kable estimates the overall police ICT market at £846.65m in 2011/12, falling to £831.38m in 2012/13, a decrease of 1.8%. It is then forecast to decrease during each of the subsequent four years. Expenditure during 2016/17 will amount to £804.34m, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.0% over the period of the forecast.
-Of particular importance is October 2010's Spending Review (SR10), which included a reduction in police resource funding of 14% in real terms by 2014/15. SR10 outlined cuts to the police budget of 8% in 2012/13, 6% in 2013/14 and 4% in each of the following two years.

1 Executive summary
2 Overview of UK police forces
2.1 England and Wales
2.1.1 Police funding Police Allocation Formula (PAF) Role of Home Office Role of PCCs Police fund allocation
2.2 Scotland
2.2.1 Role of Scottish Police Services Authority
2.3 Northern Ireland
2.4 UK-wide forces
2.5 Key police bodies
2.5.1 Police and crime commissioners
2.5.2 Police ICT Company Ltd
2.5.3 National Crime Agency
2.5.4 Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
2.5.5 Association of Chief Police Officers
2.5.6 Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
2.5.7 National Policing Improvement Agency Future of NPIA support functions
3 Challenges
3.1 Financial pressures
3.1.1 Autumn Statement 2012
3.1.2 Comprehensive Spending Review 2010
3.1.3 Budget 2010
3.2 Lack of procurement skills
3.2.1 Leading Powerful Partnerships programme
4 Police ICT Trends
4.1 National ICT developments
4.1.1 Airwave
4.1.2 Command and control
4.1.3 Digital evidence
4.1.4 Forensics
4.1.5 Holmes
4.1.6 Ident1 fingerprint capture and matching
4.1.7 Impact programme
4.1.8 Police National Network (PNN3)
4.2 Mobile data and Identification
4.2.1 Penalty notice processing
4.2.2 Mobile fingerprint scanners
4.3 Infrastructure
4.3.1 Data centres Automatic Number Plate Recognition
4.3.2 Cloud initiatives
4.4 Other communications initiatives
4.4.1 Gunfire location IT
4.5 Procurement initiatives
4.5.1 New ICT company
4.5.2 Isis Isis workstreams Isis architecture and convergence National Police Procurement Hub
4.5.3 Project Athena
4.6 Outsourcing and shared services
4.6.1 Outsourcing Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Cleveland Police Lincolnshire Metropolitan Police Surrey and West Midlands
4.6.2 Shared services Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Cheshire Constabulary Eastern Region East Midlands Humberside and South Yorkshire Norfolk and Suffolk Northamptonshire and Cheshire Project Athena Southwest One Thames Valley and Hampshire
5 ICT expenditure and forecast
5.1 Hardware
5.1.1 Desktop computers
5.1.2 Portable computers
5.1.3 Servers
5.1.4 IT consumables
5.1.5 Network equipment
5.1.6 Storage
5.1.7 Peripherals
5.2 Software
5.2.1 Application licences
5.2.2 Middleware licences
5.2.3 System licences
5.3 Services
5.3.1 Hardware maintenance
5.3.2 Software maintenance
5.3.3 Custom software
5.3.4 IT outsourcing
5.3.5 Managed communications
5.3.6 IT consultancy
5.3.7 Education/training
5.3.8 Systems integration
5.4 Communications
5.4.1 Fixed line
5.4.2 Networking equipment
5.4.3 Wireless
5.5 ICT staff
6 Appendix
6.1 Major ICT contracts
6.2 Police ICT providers
6.2.1 Isis providers
6.2.2 Collaborative Police Procurement Programme providers
6.2.3 Mobile data device and app providers
6.2.4 Infrastructure providers
6.2.5 Outsourcing and shared services providers
6.3 Methodology

List of Figures

Figure 1: Police officer numbers, England and Wales (full time equivalent)
Figure 2: Organisational structure and funding flow of the police sector in England and Wales
Figure 3: Police core settlement and police officer strength in England and Wales
Figure 4: Police officer strength in Scotland (September 2012)
Figure 5: Organisational structure and funding flow of the police sector in Scotland
Figure 6: Organisational structure and funding flow of the police sector in Northern Ireland
Figure 7: PCCs by region (listed in order of force full-time employee numbers)
Figure 8: PCC concerns
Figure 9: NPIA support functions transferred to Police ICT Company
Figure 10: Organisational structure and command flow of NCA
Figure 11: Home Office structural reform agenda
Figure 12: NPIA support functions transferred to the NCA
Figure 13: Destination of NPIA support functions
Figure 14: Isis procurement model
Figure 15: Police ICT expenditure 2011/12 - 2016/17 (£m)
Figure 16: Police ICT expenditure by sector 2011/12 - 2016/17 (£m)
Figure 17: Hardware expenditure (£m)
Figure 18: Hardware expenditure 2011/12 - 2016/17 (£m)
Figure 19: Software expenditure (£m)
Figure 20: Software expenditure 2011/12 - 2016/17 (£m)
Figure 21: Services expenditure (£m)
Figure 22: Service expenditure 2011/12 - 2016/17 (£m)
Figure 23: Communications expenditure (£m)
Figure 24: Communications expenditure 2011/12 - 2016/17 (£m)
Figure 25: In-house ICT staff expenditure (£m)
Figure 26: Major IT outsourcing contracts
Figure 27: NPIA procurement opportunities
Figure 28: Isis providers
Figure 29: Collaborative Police Procurement Programme providers
Figure 30: Mobile data and app providers
Figure 31: Infrastructure providers
Figure 32: Outsourcing and shared services providers

Companies Mentioned

Airwave, Ident1, BlackBerry, Capita Secure Information Systems, SunGard, Vivista, Steria, Ultra Electronics AudioSoft, Damovo, Avoda, Helimedia, Unisys, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Logica, CGI, Siemens Enterprise Communications', Cable and Wireless, Cogent Systems, 3M Cogent, G4S, Reliance Security, Xafinity Paymaster, SAP, BT, IBM, Fujitsu Services, Red-M Wireless, Remploy, Adobe Systems, Microsoft, Vodafone, Virgin Media

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