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The National Law Enforcement Data Programme

The Home Office’s National Law Enforcement Data Programme was created to replace the Police National Computer, the national record of data on arrests and missing or wanted persons, and the Police National Database, which facilitates sharing of intelligence between forces. These systems are vital to police operations and are used by all 45 police forces and many other law enforcement agencies.

We will examine whether the programme is likely to meet user requirements and deliver technology that is likely to work, set out the progress against time and budget, and assess the remaining risks to successful delivery.

The report will follow up lessons from previous work on major Home Office programmes to replace legacy systems, including Progress delivering the Emergency Services Network (May 2019) and Digital Services at the Border (December 2020).