02 May 2017

Dyfed-Powys Police has been named as the Silver winner of the 2017 ‘Police Project of the Year’ Award and Bronze winner of the ‘Transforming Through Technology’ Award by iESE (Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise) at a ceremony which took place in London recently.

More than 30 projects - ranging from police and fire to local council services, were highlighted for the way they are helping the public sector, despite cuts in funding, to thrive and deliver even better outcomes for communities throughout the UK.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “We are thrilled that our efforts have been recognised nationally. Policing the largest geographical force area in England and Wales presents unique challenges. Dyfed-Powys Police’s ambitious response to this challenge was to become a digital organisation and we are already a long way towards achieving that goal. Since 2014, the force has delivered a mobile data solution to over 700 front line staff and a digital portal for electronic file submission which are fully integrated with back office systems. This builds on an unparalleled Automatic Number Plate Recognition system, accessed by officers through mobile data, adigital interview recording system and electronic briefing and tasking. We are proud to be developing innovative new ways of working to deliver the best service to our communities, and will continue to do so.”