As a force, we have nationally, and even internationally, been recognised as leaders with our citizen-facing digital service. This is thanks to the collaborative support we get from teams across the force, a focus on understanding and solving localised citizen’s needs, whilst remaining flexible in our approach to continuous delivery of value. This month we […]
Earlier this year we started on a journey to significantly enhance our digital services to the public by focusing on building a new online form system. We called this system Formation.
We’ve had a busy few weeks. Our new forms solution has gone live in an initial Beta trial.
2016 means our website has hit its third birthday in January 2017. During 2016 the development team were busy improving some police facing systems, including building our new intranet, but they also spent a good amount of time on the website improving the platform by refining existing functionality (known as refactoring), improving performance and adding new functionality. The […]
It has been a year now since we first launched the Avon and Somerset police website on 1st February 2015. In this post I want to reflect on how far we have come. It seems to have passed quickly but I am still very proud of what we have achieved.
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.
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.
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.
As Google say “Fast is better than slow” and they’re right. We developed the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website using Scrum and in our ‘definition of done’ we had several points covering site performance.