Revive were commissioned by City of London Police [CoLP] to develop plans and specifications for the proposed move of the Force Control Room [FCR] to a new location in 2018. This is a highly complex undertaking given that there any many interdependencies on other CoLP, Metropolitan Police Service and national technical programmes that are being rolled out at the same time as the proposed move.
Furthermore, CoLP retains a significant number of legacy systems feeding data and intelligence into the real time intelligence function supporting the existing Control Room Operations.
Part of Revive’s remit is to consider the technical feasibility of existing systems (be they owned and operated by CoLP, or those run nationally) and to develop the business case for relocating those systems as they are, upgrading them so that they provide a future-proof platform for continued operations at the new location, or whether they should be replaced with new systems where there is operational justification for doing so or where commercially advantageous to do so.
Our work entails significant Stakeholder engagement often requiring us to reconcile and arbitrate competing operational requirements through adjusting business processes or developing alternative technical solution proposals.
Through our work, we have identified significant potential operational savings.
The FCR Move will be completed during Q1 2019. However, Revive has been appointed to advise on the development of the City of London Secure City Programme, in which the new FCR will form a major component, and will transform operational policing in London in years to come.