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POLE Standards

*** POLE standards under development. Use the “Contact us” tab if you need more information. ***

The intended purpose of this standard is to promote interoperability of systems by converging on a common set of POLE data definitions used within Policing. POLE data definitions describe how People, Objects, Locations and Events should be formatted.

There are 44 POLE entities described in this standard including:

  • 20 person entities
  • 13 object entities
  • 5 location entities
  • 6 event entities

The standard also defines the attributes (field size, format, type) used to create the entities and contains and “entity x attribute map”.

Published 07/05/2021
Authoring body: Police Digital Service (PDS)
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Cloud Enablement

Project to identify and provide support to forces as they transition capabilities from legacy on-premises systems to cloud technologies.

For further information, please use the 'Contact Us' tab, to get in touch with the relevant authoring team.

Published 01/01/2022
Authoring body: Police Digital Service (PDS)
Guidance
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Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) Standards

DAMS has been identified as a critical capability for the management and use of digital material within policing. This infographic describes the DAMS lifecycle, providing a high level explanation of the design, development and implementation stages of delivering a DAMS system. The supporting documents referred to in this document are currently going through a review and refresh. 

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Published
Authoring body: College of Policing
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Archiving of records in the public interest APP

This APP provides context for forces using the Information and Records Management Code of Practice to enable them to develop nationally consistent approach to identifying the proper regime of management and archiving for information records.

This guidance helps forces with the identification of records for long-term archiving and advises on how those records should be managed throughout their lifecycle, again securing consistency of approach.

Compliance with the Code and APP should help to increase the public’s confidence in how their information is handled.

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Published
Authoring body: College of Policing (CoP)
Guidance
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Records Management Code of Practice

The Code provides high-level standards for information and records management (in the form of seven principles), as well as other supporting standards, such as personnel and organisational capabilities. It will also drive consistency in the way that forces manage their information and records.

 

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Published
Authoring body: College of Policing (CoP)
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Live Facial Recognition APP

Guidance for the overt deployment of live facial recognition technology to locate persons on a Watchlist. This is currently in draft format and is to be circulated to external stakeholders for consultation prior to submission to National Standards Assurance Board for publication on the platform.

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Published
Authoring body: College of Policing (CoP)
Guidance
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Interoperability between Social Services / Health / Police

A project is underway to better automate the current manual data sharing for multi-agency safeguarding hubs, including the creation of data sharing agreement, data impact assessments, information assurance levels and data structures.

Published 01/11/2021
Authoring body: Contact NS team for details
Standards