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The different purposes for which the organisation uses ICT - Doncaster Police

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The different purposes for which the organisation uses ICT The company I have been investigating is Doncaster Police. I will be finding out information about Doncaster Police by using the internet and also asking people who have had experience in the Police force. Doncaster Police is a district of South Yorkshire Police whose headquarters are based at Snig Hill in Sheffield. The force is divided into 6 districts at: * Doncaster * Barnsley * Rotherham * Sheffield Central * Sheffield North * Sheffield South The main aims of the police are to protect life and property, the prevention and detection of crime, the prosecution of offenders and to maintain the Queen's peace. The police use ICT in a wide range of uses to achieve these aims: * Storage and sharing of electronic information * Radio communications * Telecommunications The main priorities of Doncaster police are to reduce: * Street crime * Domestic Burglary * Class A Drug Dealing * Community Cohesion - by developing a strategy * Vehicle Crime * Serious road accidents * Anti-social behaviour South Yorkshire Police is the thirteenth largest of the 44 Police Forces within England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

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Tickhill * Adwick * Bentley * Sprotborough * Bawtry * Askern * Armthorpe South Yorkshire Police Headquarters have a number of departments working from Snig Hill including the Senior Command Team, Personnel, recruitment, training and discipline and complaints. Also some of the serious crime squads e.g. murder, work from the headquarters and are available to assist Districts in times of need. The Headquarters have overall control over the six district policing areas. Doncaster Police uses ICT to reduce the amount of paper work for officers and to store information about crimes committed and criminals in accordance with the Data Protection Act. The Police use ICT in everyday work to achieve their main priorities, using ICT for fingerprint identification, photographic identification, radio communications, telephone messages and email for circulating information. It is very important that police officers don't make any mistakes when completing statements and files and to make sure they don't make any mistakes they can use Microsoft Word, with the spell check and word grammar on. Crimes are recorded on the force computer and are kept safe and protected by use of individual password, this keeps the information safe from random people coming on to the computer and looking at the files. ...read more.

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Using the PNC (Police National Computer) the police identify the registered keeper of the vehicle who is sent a fixed penalty notice for exceeding the speed limit. The use of speed cameras has helped to reduce the number of serious and fatal road accidents in Doncaster. Police officers in Doncaster are all issued with personal radio's to help them communicate with the force control, which is situated in Sheffield. The radios enable individual officers to be able to communicate with each other and their supervisors The police also use ICT to organise officer's duties so they have sufficient officers on duty throughout the day. Doncaster has 4 duty groups with an inspector in charge of each group, the inspector has responsibility for the deployment of his officers recording there hours of duty on computer. It is important for the community and for the safety of the officers that the inspector deploys enough officers to deal with any emergency. If I serious incident occurs additional officers can easily be contacted using the radio and telephone communications. I have highlighted the different ways the police use ICT which enables them to be more efficient and effective in their attempts to achieve their aims and objectives. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ashley Knowles ...read more.

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