The Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims wrote to all police and crime commissioners on 6 October 2014.
He detailed the timetable for the 2015/16 Police Innovation Fund and invited nominees at an event on 6 November 2014.
Bids will only be considered by the Home Office when they are supported by the PCC and signed off by the PCC’s Chief Finance Officer.
The PCC is asked to support five bids to the innovation fund for 2015-16. The PCC will lead on the following:
- A £165K Data Quality Solution, which would see the PCC working with Experian to introduce solutions to improve the data on police systems. They will help with data cleansing and setting up a Golden Nominal and Golden Location Data set.
- A £211K bid to develop a multi-agency safeguarding hub to improve information sharing and work with other agencies on the protection of children
- A £815K bid for a Command and Control Collaboration to help Cleveland, Durham and North Yorkshire share resources and work more closely together
- A £5K bid for ICT improvements at the Community Safety Hub
- £120K towards Cyber Crime Investigation, which will set up a work station which can access a cyber crime and the Cleveland Force network.
The PCC has also been asked to support the following bid:
- £300k for the Minerva Multi-Force Collaboration. The bid will develop the blueprint for data-sharing between all Minerva member forces.
The PCC is asked to support the five PCC-led bids for funding from the Police Innovation Fund 2015/16 to a total of £6.311K. If all five bids are successful, the PCC will contribute £17,063K towards the projects. In addition, the PCC is asked to support the national Minerva Multi-Force bid. If successful, the PCC will have to contribute £10K.