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Derbyshire Police to benefit from Government funding

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 07, 2014

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THE technology used by police in Derbyshire is set to be upgraded following a Home Office grant.

Nottinghamshire's police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping applied to receive money from the Government's Innovation Fund on behalf of all police forces operating across the East Midlands.

The fund is designed to promote collaborative working between forces, support improved digital working and enable commissioners to make investments that have the potential to improve policing as well as increasing efficiency.

Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner, Alan Charles, said the money would help the force to be at the forefront of modern working practice to reduce non-frontline policing costs as well as helping to protect frontline roles in Derbyshire.

He said: "We will utilise the latest technology to advance our evidence-gathering work to bring more criminals to justice, which is good news for the public and the police.

"However, while we are pleased to have been successful in these bids, it should be recognised that the Innovation Fund is taken out of the existing overall budget for policing. It's not a new or additional stream of revenue."

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