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  • ITIL4 Accredited
    ITIL (formerly Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a set of detailed practices for IT service management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. ITIL 4 is an operating model for the delivery of tech-enabled products and services.
  • Transforming Forensics Programme
    The Transforming Forensics programme will be redesigning the way fingerprint services are delivering, including retrieval from crime scenes, analysis, interpretation and matching to improve both speed and responsiveness. This will help police identify offenders more often and more swiftly.
  • Click & Collect a crook! New tech keeping cops on the streets
    We were delighted when West Midlands Police announced, as part of a new technology roll-out that they estimate to be saving the force 550,000 officer hours a year. One of the new practices bringing benefits is a process they’re calling “Click & Collect a Crook” which is one of the things that has been made possible by the introduction ...
  • Corvus Mobile Release
    Bluestar is pleased to announce the latest release of the Corvus mobile platform. The revisions include a range of new features and improved compatibility for older versions of operating systems. Of course, support for the latest Android, iOS and Windows devices is still provided as standard. Improvements include the simplification of intelligence submissions, extended ‘One Search’ ...
  • Visual Corvus Upgrade Project Launched
    Bluestar are pleased to launch a new project to upgrade the look and feel of Visual Corvus. Visual Corvus has for many years provided officers with a simple yet powerful way of mapping relationships between nominals, locations, vehicles and the events they are associated with. The product is now due an upgrade taking ...
  • Electronic Vulnerability Assessments
    Vulnerability in the modern world is complex and stems from a range of issues such as domestic abuse and mental health concerns. Ensuring that victims and those at risk are correctly assessed places a very significant administrative burden on Police Forces and supporting agencies. Legislation requirements unfortunately means that more time can be spent on ...
  • Tread Finder Go Live
    Readers may be aware of the recent developments linked to the automatic scanning of footwear during the custody process for the Metropolitan Police Service. This was the subject of a recent Crimewatch piece discussing the value of the intelligence gained and the cost savings from the removal of the existing paper based approach. After a thorough ...