A joint submission by Durham Police and crime software provider SentrySIS, has fought off stiff competition to reach the final shortlist of seven in a government-backed awards ceremony called Smarter Working Live.
Born out of the Government’s own Smarter Working Awards and GovNews’ Public Sector Paperless Awards, Smarter Working Live 2020 Conference, Exhibition & Awards will showcase and celebrate public sector transformation excellence. The prestigious awards ceremony recognises major digital transformation programmes that have had a significant impact within the public sector and are aligned with the Government’s Smarter Working agenda. The prestigious awards ceremony recognises major digital transformation programmes that have had a significant impact within the public sector and are aligned with the Government’s Smarter Working agenda.
Entitled ‘Technology as a Policing Enabler’, the Durham Police and SentrySIS application focuses on the deployment of the SentrySIS Police software and the efficiency saving impact the software has given the force and its potential influence for UK policing as a whole.
Commenting on the shortlisting, Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir said “As a force we continually seek ways to improve our efficiency and effectiveness. Working with SentrySIS has given Durham Police the opportunity to enhance our service to victims and witnesses by providing greater flexibility to those reporting crimes or giving statements.”
Entering its 4th year of operation, Smarter Working Live has attracted the most innovative digital projects from across the UK with submissions from the UK largest public sector bodies such as the NHS, the CPS, HM Revenue & Customs, the Police ICT and the Department of Education.
Chris Nriapia, Director at SentrySIS commented and said “To be recognised in this way, is not only a chance to celebrate all the hard work and efforts shown by our internal team and those of our partners at Durham Police, but it’s also an opportunity to learn from others and share best approaches and ideas when it comes to offering digital transformation within the public sector.”
Nriapia continued and said “Overall, we cannot discount the significant impact our solution has made to UK Policing and how Durham Police have been a real innovator of digital transformation and efficiency saving within the policing sector.”
The acknowledgement of the applications submitted demonstrates that smarter working is now imperative in the public sector. Through such initiatives and innovation, the sector is now clearly driving towards creating a more agile working culture with modern technology at the forefront of working standards.
The awards will be judged by representatives from organisations across the public sector including NHS Digital, Tech UK, CIPD, ICCAN and The Chartered Institute for IT.
The Smarter Working Live Awards ceremony will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on 26th November 2020.
For more information on Smarter Working Live, please visit https://www.smarterworkinglive.com/