BT wins £70m IT contract with South West police forces


The ten-year contract with Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police will see the operator provide managed IT services, including support for body-worn cameras and vehicle radios

Today, BT has announced it has won a $70 million contract to upgrade and support the IT infrastructure of the Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police forces.

The deal covers numerous aspects of IT technology throughout the respective organisations, including field mobile, airwave vehicle, and handheld connectivity solutions, and security and customer service desk applications.

In addition to modernising the police force’s equipment, BT says the upgrade will also improve the organisations’ cybersecurity and help them cut costs through service delivery efficiencies.

“Efficient and resilient technology infrastructure is crucial to support the police in tackling both current and emerging threats – so we’re proud to have the back of South West police forces by delivering exactly that,” said Ashish Gupta, Managing Director, Corporate and Public Sector at BT. “This new managed service from BT will help future-proof connectivity in all areas of policing, from those on the frontline to behind-the-scenes support staff, helping them to protect the public and keep pace with the changing nature of crime.”

The two police forces comprise 5,100 police officers and 3,500 additional staff, which handle over 118,000 incidents each year.

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