CDS win Project of the Year award

CDS team at Northern Dev Awards

Solving big, challenging technical problems is one of the areas where CDS excels, and our expertise was again recognised at the Northern Dev Awards in Manchester on 25 February 2020.

We won the Project of the Year award for our work on Single Online Home (SOH), building a digital platform for the future for all police services in the UK.

CDS also won recognition as a finalist for the Best Deployment of a CMS, for our work deploying Episerver software on the SOH project.

SOH has been described as the most significant change to the way the public engage with the police since the 999-emergency number was rolled out across the UK in 1976.

The Metropolitan Police Service’s digital public engagement platform, also built by CDS, formed the basis for SOH. It was launched and at the time dubbed ‘the largest operational police station in the world’. SOH is taking this to another level and digitally transforming policing in the UK. It's a world-leading technology project that is improving police and public engagement while increasing police efficiency and effectiveness. 

Here are some key stats to show how the project has made a positive difference to the police and public:

  • 65% reduction in time spent by officers on triage freeing them up to tackle top police priorities
  • 4,000 fewer telephone calls per month reducing costs and demands on resources while giving the public more choice in how they engage with the police
  • 70% of road traffic collisions (no injury) are now reported online
  • 56% of citizens (33.23m) in England and Wales now have access to SOH.

CDS is proud to continue our work with Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) for the delivery and implementation of SOH, in partnership with the Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP).

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