More than £100 million for police transformation projects

The Home Office’s Police Transformation Fund is investing more than £100 million in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million for investment in four national major police-led programmes covering forces in England and Wales, managing the portfolio of projects to ensure maximum benefits are shared among forces. The programmes will transform how police use technology, make it easier for the public to engage with police online, and boost capacity to deal with major threats.

Among the four police-led national programmes is the Specialist Capabilities Programme, which aims to improve force-to-force resource sharing in armed policing. In cyber crime, the programme seeks to ensure forces can tackle digitally-dependent crime, with oversight provided through regional organised crime units (ROCUs).

Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, said: “Criminals don’t stand still, and neither should our police forces. We’re determined to support police leaders in creating a modern, agile and responsive police service. The Police Transformation Fund is delivering real change in policing, and this new funding will continue to help forces improve efficiency and tackle threats like serious and organised crime.”

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