back to article Commissioner kisses Met goodbye, says it's set to be 'best digital police force'

Outgoing London Met police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe claims to be leaving the service on track to be the "best digital police" force with the arrival of long-awaited smart devices this summer. In his valedictory speech on Valentine's Day at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, he said the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is that a tit on your head?

    "a new website that will allow the public shortly to report far more crime online in a way that will be easier for them and us"

    :) Sounds like fun and not at all a site to abuse in every manner!

    Still, your UK police are much less "shoot first, hide any video later" than these US coppers. It will be fun to see how they plan to keep track of all this video they are taking. Surely it's all some kind of evidence of crimes not yet discovered or devised and must be kept for "the greater good."

    1. EnviableOne

      Re: Is that a tit on your head?

      The commish gets a shiny flat cap and doesn't wear the pregnant woman's pee bucket (a random law that's on the statute books)

      they love their databases and merging them all into a super DB is going to be fun, oh and all that data on people that have Insurance and Tax, and have done nothing wrong from the ANPR DB, just something eles for them to mine.

      We ave more CCTV per capita than any country in the world, the MET being the largest force (3 times the size of the next biggest) is used to dealing with masses of video.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Is that a tit on your head?

      "a new website that will allow the public shortly..."

      Who or what is this public shortly? Are there any private shortlies?

  2. cantankerous swineherd

    why's he resigning?

    *cough* Hillsborough.

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge


    No one asked for it.

    You can't look at it.

    We're not telling you how long we're going to hold it.

    It's the complete lack of any outside scrutiny, let alone cost benefit analysis, that disgusts me.

  4. teebie

    "used social media to mobilise taxi drivers"

    Taxi drivers are already fairly mobile.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Another outsourcing "success" story

    No doubt the Met decided to outsource their IT back in 1998 because they didn't have a clue what to do with it.

    They had slow Windows XP workstations until very recently, why was that allowed to happen?

    On the other hand, the various providers did very well out of the arrangement, they must have been laughing all the way to the bank.

    So if anyone has an outsourcing success story, feel free to share it. Did the snake oil salesmen's powerpoint presentation actually describe the benefits that were originally promised?

    Are organisations still stupid enough to outsource?

  6. Fizzle

    Hogan-Howe has to be the worst bod in charge since the force began.


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