How we halved the time to process on-line crime reports and are on track to halve our FOI requests

So we have been quiet with blog posts for a while. Sorry about that.

Things have been super busy and we have been working hard to deliver a range of improvements to the platform. As ever we are using our Agile approach to focus on the biggest value we can deliver in each two-week cycle.

We have been working with teams across the force to prioritise features and enhancements that will improve their workflow through digitisation of services, whilst improving the service to the public.

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Site wide SSL

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol. It establishes an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser; or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).

Using SSL allows personal sensitive information to be transmitted securely.

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Continuous integration

Continuous Delivery helps a large organization like a Police Force become as lean, agile and innovative as a start-up.

Continuous Delivery is a methodology supporting software development that is adaptable, and guided by user feedback, changes to business strategy or technological advances.

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Mobile phones and publishing rights for our officers

So we’re currently deep into the phase of development which centres on officers publishing local content themselves.

Historically we have managed publishing content on the website centrally. A request for content would involve filling in a form on the staff intranet, for the publishing team to process.

This was slow and often put people off.

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