London police chooses partner for command and control upgrade


Technology company Leidos has been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to upgrade its command and control system over the course of a programme lasting ten years.

According to the company, the new solution will provide a “modern, easy to use, cloud-based system,” with partner organisations including Chaucer Consulting, Frequentis, and Hexagon.

Speaking of the partnership, Met deputy assistant commissioner Stuart Cundy said: “The Met is committed to investing in new technology solutions that improve the service we provide to the public. 

“We welcome the Leidos team and look forward to delivering a modern command and control system that will help us to keep London even safer.”

Simon Fovargue, chief executive or Leidos UK & Europe said: “We believe this programme will deliver significant and lasting operational benefits to the Met, helping to maintain its status as an exemplary police service.”

Leidos is already working with the Home Office in the field of biometrics in relation to UK law enforcement, as well immigration services, and border security.

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