Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1 The Labnet project forms part of new operating model for digital forensics and is being delivered as part of the One Met Model. This paper is an extension of the Outline Business Case (OBC) originally submitted in July 2015 and the OBC Update approved in September 2016.
1.2 Labnet 2 is a critical part of the new digital forensics operating model. It will allow large volumes of data to be processed efficiently and accurately. The new model will also support decision making in terms of whether a crime has been committed, provide evidence to support a criminal charge and support other MPS digital data recovery and intelligence activities.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The new digital forensics operating model is a transformation project that enables front line investigators to recover data from digital devices and media across all crime investigated by the MPS.
2.2. See the Part 2 for details.
3. Financial Comments
3.1 The cost of funding Labnet 2 will funded from existing resources.
3.2 Further details are contained in the Part 2.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. There are no legal implications arising from this report.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. Therefore are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report.
6. Background/supporting papers
6.1. Briefing note.