With mobile tablets and body-worn video already as fundamental to a patrol officer’s toolkit as the truncheon and whistle a century ago, the next wave of innovation in policing will be driven by technology startups producing robots and drones, advanced surveillance capabilities, artificial intelligence and new predictive policing tools.
- Analyses actual police force contract and invoice data to gather a general picture of how technology is purchased by forces today
- Outlines barriers to entry for new tech startups, including traditional procurement models, contract lock-in with large vendors, and a lack of market scalability
- Makes recommendations for the Home Office, including the mandate to set common standards for interoperable technology systems
- Details how a new public investment vehicle, modelled on the CIA’s IN-Q-TEL venture fund can stimulate the latent market for innovative tech solutions
- Showcases the Police Tech Pioneers – the 75 most promising police technology startups from around the world, segmented into 3 broad operational themes and 15 areas of business