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ISO 15489:2016 Data Records Management

ISO 15489 provides a framework for implementing records management systems - the lifecycle of records from creation through to disposal. Police forces can use this to inform internal records management systems such as the use of Share Point or use as an assessment when considering suppliers of systems, this could include case management.

This document was reviewed by the National Standards Assurance Board in July 2021 and still deemed current and of value to policing

[Added September 2021]

Published 01/04/2016
Authoring body: International Standards Organisation (ISO)
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Publishing Accessible Documentation

There is a need under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure documents are readily available to users who have additional accessibility needs. This document explains how to publish accessible documents to meet the needs of all users under the accessibility regulations.

It covers:

  • Writing accessible documents
  • Making non-HTML documents accessible
  • Creating a PDF/A for archiving purposes
    • To save a PDF/A in Word, click Save As, change Save as type to PDF, click Options and tick 'PDF/A compliant'

The authors and National Standards Assurance Board accept that there is still a place for PDF documents, especially for archival purposes, but to ensure they are accessible in the future, they should be stored as PDF/A not the normal PDF format.

[Added September 2021]

Published 01/07/2021
Authoring body: Government Digital Services (GDS) & Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO)
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Minimum standards schedule for the Retention and Disposal of Police Records (2020 v4)

The NPCC Guidance on The Minimum Standards for the Retention and Disposal of Police records has been produced by the NPCC Records Management Working Group to assist police forces in their statutory responsibility to comply with the Data Protection legislation (GDPR EU 2016/679 and Data Protection Act 2018), The Code of Practice on the Management of Police Information (2005) and other legislative requirements.

It contains

  • The responisibilities for records retention and disposal
  • Risks
  • Benefits of a retention schedule
  • Management of Police Information (MoPI)
  • Maintenance
  • Records Retention Tables for:
    • Assets & products
    • Crime and Case files
    • Detecting
    • Finance
    • Information
    • Organisation, Programmes & Projects
    • People
    • Preventing
    • Property
    • Prosecution

[Added September 2021] 

Published 13/11/2020
Authoring body: National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC)
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ISO 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

ISO (the International Organisation for Standardisation) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialised system for worldwide standardisation. BSI provide the documentation and appropriate licensing.

This standard is used to confirm or recognize the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. It applies to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations, including first, second and third-party laboratories.

Who is this standard for?

  • Laboratories where testing and/or calibration is part of inspection or product certification
  • Laboratory customers
  • Testing organizations
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Accreditation bodies
  • Organizations and schemes using peer assessment

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. It looks at all of the requirements that testing and calibration laboratories and testing organizations have to meet to prove that they operate a quality system; are technically competent; and can generate technically valid results. It applies to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.  

What’s changed since the last update?

This standard had not been revised since 2005. This technical revision cancels and supersedes the previous edition and has made three main changes:

  1. A definition of “laboratory” has been added
  2. Risk-based thinking has been applied, enabling some prescriptive requirements to be replaced by performance-based requirements 
  3. There is greater flexibility in the requirements for processes, procedures, documented information and organizational responsibilities
Published 01/01/2017
Authoring body: International Standards Organisation (ISO)
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Frontline Digital Mobility - Connection Types

This guidance will explore the main connection types used by frontline officers and staff, whilst making recommendations about security and appropriate use. This guideline focuses on assisting forces to maximise their use of public 3G/4G (LTE) data networks prior to the delivery and adoption of the Emergency Service Network Data Services. This guideline does not cover voice services delivered over any of these networks.

Published 01/02/2020
Authoring body: Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP)
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Frontline Digital Mobility - Peripheral Keyboards

There are many types of keyboards available in the market place with many variances in terms of specification, features and of course price. This guidance explores these variances and makes recommendations (see section 4. Recommendations, page 2) to help forces make informed selections so as to accelerate their mobility maturity.

Published 01/02/2020
Authoring body: Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP)
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Frontline Digital Mobility - Portable Hotspots

Portable hotspots are a tried and tested peripheral. Advances continue to make them faster, better and smaller. There are many types of portable hotspots available in the market place with many variances in terms of specification, features and of course price. This guideline explores these variances and makes recommendations (see section 4. Recommendations, page 3) to help forces make informed selections to accelerate their mobility maturity.

Published 01/02/2020
Authoring body: Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP)
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Frontline Digital Mobility - Portable Power Banks

Portable power banks are a tried and tested peripheral. Advances continue to be made to make them faster, better and smaller. Yet there are many types of power banks available in the market place with many variances in terms of specification, features and of course price. This guideline explores these variances and makes recommendations (see section 4. Recommendations, page 3) to help forces make informed selections so as to accelerate their mobility maturity.

Published 01/02/2020
Authoring body: Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP)
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Frontline Digital Mobility - Laptop shells

A laptop shell is simply a laptop with no internal computing power, this is provided by connecting a smartphone to the laptop, which is then 'driven' by the keyboard, mouse and screen of the laptop 'shell'.

This guideline looks at the variances in terms of specification, features and price between the laptop shells currently available for pre-order. It explores the capabilities that a connected premium smartphone must have, such as DisplayPort and an appropriate “desktop mode”. Finally recommendations are made for forces who wish to be early adopters of this still immature technology (see section 4. Recommendations, page 4).

Published 01/02/2020
Authoring body: Digital Policing Portfolio (DPP)
Guidance
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NPCC Digital Imaging and Multimedia Procedure (Version 3)

This document covers digital multimedia, inclusive of picture, video and audio in the proper capture and handling of digital data for police applications. This represents best practice to benefit the Police Service and Criminal Justice System (CJS).

Following the process set out within this document helps enhance the integrity of proper evidential gathering processes whilst reducing the risk of malicious manipulation. 

 

Published 01/01/2020
Authoring body: National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC)
Guidance