Next Generation Forensics

Reference code: 
PCD 86
Date signed: 
18 November 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper requests approval for further funding to enable the Full Business Case (FBC) for LabNet (phase 2) to be completed.


The DMPC is asked to

  1. Approve additional funding from the approved capital programme for supplier engagement, technical design and FBC completion.
  2. Approve £80k drawdown from the Digital Policing reserves to extend the interim support for LabNet phase 1.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

Introduction and background

The project will deliver a fully connected and corporately-supported IT infrastructure to manage digital evidence and facilitate its efficient processing.  This infrastructure, supporting the Next Generation Digital Forensics Operating Model, is known as LabNet.

The first phase delivered the LabNet infrastructure for Digital, Cyber and Communications (DCC) labs. This funding request is to complete the FBC for LabNet (phase two).


Issues for consideration

These are discussed in the Part 2.


Financial Comments

Until the FBC is complete it will not be clear what the total cost of the project will be. This additional funding request is caused by the 5 month delay to the project.

The paper requests the release of £80k from the Digital Policing reserves.


Legal Comments

There are no legal implications arising from this report. the community.


Equality Comments

There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report