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Dyfed-Powys Police selects Civica to provide hosted Automatic Number Plate Recognition technologies Extended 5-year contract to cut

crime and costs

15th January 2013, London: Dyfed-Powys Police has signed a five-year contract with Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations transform the way they work. The new agreement, which builds upon an existing relationship between the two organisations, will see Dyfed-Powys Police implement Civicas new hosted re-deployable Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) solution to cut crime, costs and improve internal ICT security. The agreement will see the force go from a mixture of 34 traditional static cameras to 50 traditional and hosted ANPR sites, along with additional in-car cameras. Dyfed-Powys Police safeguards an area over half the size of Wales, with a population of over 488,000 that is significantly boosted by tourists each year. By increasing its ANPR investment the force will be better able to monitor and investigate criminal and suspicious activity. The introduction of Civicas hosted re-deployable ANPR will significantly reduce the forces capital expenditure and ongoing maintenance costs of the ICT infrastructure required to support a static ANPR project. Dyfed-Powys Police selected Civica as a result of further competition through the Government Procurement Service (GPS) Traffic Management Technology procurement framework. Civicas blue light services business works with 90% of UK police forces, delivering software and services that help to bring about safer streets and communities together with greater efficiency, underpinned by leading expertise in secure data communications and mobile working. The organisation will be using Civicas hosted re-deployable ANPR solution, which enables rapid deployment of cameras to support strategic operations or if a critical fixed camera location is out of service due to either communications or equipment failure. The technology will be used to provide permanent ANPR coverage on routes of particular interest where hardwired communications infrastructure is unavailable or would be costly to provide. By hosting the solution at Civica data centres, the force benefits from low risk and a highly resilient ICT infrastructure incorporating secure private network between the deployed cameras and Dyfed-Powys ANPR back-office facility. It also provides data to NAAS standard and taps into all of the major 3G networks to ensure the fastest possible speeds and constant wireless coverage. As Brian Mumby, ANPR Manager, Dyfed-Powys Police explains: Here in Wales, wireless coverage can be inconsistent at the best of times; Civica gives us access to all of the major 3G networks so were secure in the knowledge that our ANPR cameras are live-streaming vital data back to Headquarters 24/7. This technology is our bread and butter, particularly at a time when budgets and headcounts are under scrutiny. It allows us to have eyes and ears everywhere, which means we capture more information and therefore resolve investigations much faster. Tony Hughes, Managing Director, Public Protection, Civica continues: Were delighted that Dyfed-Powys Police has decided to re-invest in our relationship and put its trust in our new hosted re-deployable Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) solution. This technology is a game-changer for police forces that need guaranteed connectivity and IT security and

we look forward to working together to deliver rapid response, improved detection and safer communities END

About Dyfed-Powys Police Dyfed-Powys Police safeguard people living, working and visiting the Counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. It has a population of over 488,000, that is significantly boosted with tourists each year, and covers a land mass of over half of Wales. The Force was formed in 1968 with the merger of the four County Constabularies. Geographically it is the largest police force in England and Wales, it has over 350 miles of coastline, many remote rural communities along with a number of relatively small centres of population that include Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Brecon. The area stretches from St Davids in the West across to Crickhowell in the East, up to Welshpool and Machynlleth in the North. Our vision is Safeguarding Communities and our overall ethos is to tailor the service we provide, with our partner organisations, to the local needs of our communities. For more information visit

About Civica The Civica Group ( is an international market leader in specialist IT systems and business process services for the public sector. Through experienced people who understand service delivery, the Group applies software, managed services and outsourcing to help customers streamline their activities. Civica supplies more than 2,000 organisations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA, including more than 90% of the UKs local authorities. Press contacts Sarah Ryan Brands2Life +44 (0)20 7592 1200