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Police get share of £5 million cash payout

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick.

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick.

Police across Lincolnshire will have access to the latest technology in fighting crime thanks to Government funding worth more than £5 million.

Lincolnshire Police is one of five East Midlands forces to receive cash from the Police Innovation Fund to pioneer crime solving methods.

About £2.9 million will be spent on a crime and justice platform enabling Lincolnshire Police to share information with forces and courts in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

Another £1.69 million will be used for body worn videos that officers can use when dealing with crime.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick said: “I am absolutely delighted these bids have been accepted given the highly competitive nature of this funding stream.

“This money will place forces within the East Midlands at the forefront of modern police investigation, allowing us to utilise the latest technology to advance evidence gathering and increase arrest rates.”

Another innovation to be introduced is virtual courts system linking custody suites, interview rooms and courts.

Mr Hardwick said: “With this further financial support, we can now expand our work in a number of new areas to make a lasting difference to community safety and police work nationally.”

 

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