Bermuda Police Operating on 15 Yr Old System

April 9, 2010

During a press conference yesterday, Shadow Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley revealed that the Bermuda Police operate on a 15 year old computer system, and called it inadequate.

Senator Dunkley said the need for an modern system is “urgent” and called for an upgraded computer system saying that:

A new computer system can provide instantaneous, integrated information to help Police better manage deployments, track criminal activity, trace weapons and individuals, respond to incidents, and share information. Beyond this, computers can be used to build data profiles of criminal activity and a strategic picture of crime and violence in Bermuda.

A new computer system is an essential policing tool. Steps should be taken to get one in place as soon as possible.

In addition, as we have suggested in the past, the use of CCTV and portable cameras in areas demanding surveillance needs to be stepped up. Why this has not been a priority, when this technology can make a difference, is beyond us

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  1. Q says:

    Love this site!!! Also police having systems this old is just embarassing!!!