Today, Informed Solutions is proud to announce it has become a signatory to the Police Industry Charter. This pivotal initiative is designed to standardise key principles for collaboration between policing bodies and industry.

Launched by a coalition of the UK’s foremost policing organisations and industry suppliers, the Charter seeks to cultivate strategic partnerships, improve interoperability, and spur innovation across the policing sector, helping to ensure safer communities for all.

The Police Industry Charter

The Police Industry Charter represents a pioneering effort to create a unified framework for improved collaboration between UK policing bodies and industry partners. Spearheaded by influential policing leaders including Chief Constable Gavin Stephens, Sir Matthew Rycroft, PCC Donna Jones, Lianne Deeming, Professor Paul Taylor, and Dame Julie Kenny, the Charter outlines a collective commitment to principles that promote efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness in policing.

Managed and monitored by BlueLight Commercial in partnership with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), the Home Office, the UK Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC), and the Office of the Police Chief Scientific Adviser, the Charter encourages industry suppliers and policing organisations to embrace its foundational principles, improve collaboration and ultimately deliver the highest standard of service to the public.

Key Charter Principles and Purpose

The Charter’s core purpose is to bring policing and industry closer together to address challenges, seize opportunities, and enhance the UK’s public safety and security landscape through:

  • Strategic partnership and open dialogue
  • Reciprocal leadership development
  • Improved return on investment and skill development
  • Emphasis on interoperability and technological advancement
  • Transparency in police and industry relationships and improve support for both local and national policing strategies

A Further Commitment to Excellence

By signing the Charter on April 5, 2024, Informed Solutions reaffirms its dedication to delivering secure, innovative digital transformation projects for UK policing. Already embodying the Charter’s principles, Informed Solutions has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to interoperability, collaboration, and the development of digital leadership skills, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to both citizens and the policing community.

Informed Solutions’ alignment with the Police Industry Charter not only highlights its ongoing contributions to UK policing but also sets a standard for industry-wide commitment to innovation, efficiency, and collaboration.

Seth Finegan, UK CEO, commented: “It is with great pride that we align ourselves with the Police Industry Charter, a testament to our longstanding commitment to the principles of innovation, interoperability, and partnership within the UK policing sector. For years, Informed Solutions has championed these very principles in our projects and innovation partnerships, embodying them as the cornerstone of our approach to digital transformation. To see the broader industry and policing community formally recognise and adopt these standards is a milestone moment.

“We are delighted to be at the forefront of this industry-wide movement towards more collaborative, transparent, and efficient solutions for public safety. This commitment by the charter’s signatories to embrace these principles promises a future of enhanced collaboration and innovation across the sector, paving the way for safer communities and more effective policing strategies.”