Police Scotland £3.9m IT system – but £200m-plus upgrade needed
Police officers in rural areas will be among the first to benefit from a £3.9m computer network giving access to video conferencing and faster sharing of files.
Rural police officers to benefit from new £3.9 million computer system
Police Scotland has been plagued by a series of high-profile technical glitches which have cost the taxpayer many millions of pounds since the national force was created more than six years ago. Officers have been complaining that it can take 10 minutes just to log on to old computers, which have been criticised for hampering efforts to bring criminals to justice. Uploading files of any size has also been a struggle. But, under the new system, 40mb files of video interviews can be accessed in a few seconds.