Policing Vision 2025” outlines the plan for future policing.

According to The National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC), UK communities are facing new and complex challenges such as cybercrime and terrorism. In this report, the NPCC outlines the transformative vision for policing up to the year 2025, including the introduction of digital policing.

This initiative will make it easier for the public to contact the police, improve the use of digital intelligence, aid in overcoming online crime and enable evidence to be transferred in a digital format. The report also highlights improvements which can be made in local policing, specialist capabilities, providing a skilled work force, delivering support services and governance and accountability.

Link to report.

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good

This World Bank report reviews and evaluates three case study examples from the Global South on the use of civic technology initiatives.

The aim of these technologies is to facilitate citizen engagement in the decision making process for policy and public services. The report includes evaluation of both sides of civic technology;

  • ‘yelp’, the extent to which citizens adopt the technology and
  • ‘teeth’, the response to citizen voice from the public sector.

The case study evaluations include Uganda’s U-report, Kenya’s MajiVoice and Rio Grande du Sol’s participatory budgeting.

Link to report.

Improving the management of digital government” report claims the UK government is digitising too slowly

A report by the Institute for Government claims that digitisation within the UK government and public service is not happening fast enough.

The report highlights weaknesses in the government due to this slow adoption, using the example of the NHS cyber-attack earlier this year among others. The institute recommends that the government should appoint a digital government minister to manage digitisation and ensure that standards are met.