How Veriato Helps UK Police Anti Corruption Monitoring
For over 10 years, Veriato solutions have
been used by police forces
UK to identify and investigate corruption.
Veriato produces software that collects and analyses human activity and
behaviour, with alerting, reporting and review capabilities designed to enable
early detection of problems and reduce the amount of time from
detection through investigation to remediation.
Identifying Corruption Within The UK Police Force
In November 2014, HMIC published its force reports, which assessed the extent
that forces have put in place arrangements to ensure its workforce acts with
The capability of UK institutions to tackle police corruption had progressed.
However, HMIC condemned the relatively large number of investigations
where no further action was taken, roughly two thirds of all investigations.
HMIC’S Mike Cunningham QPM noted that whilst many cases of police
corruption are dropped due to being unfounded, “we cannot rule out that
some of those allegations have not been properly inquired into or investigated.”
Veriato collects detailed, context-rich information about user activity, and
makes it available and understandable, without the need for expensive,
specialized forensic expertise. With Veriato acting as a system-of-record,
investigators are in possession of exactly the type of evidence they need to
conclude investigations in a timely, accurate, cost and resource efficient manner.
Because Veriato solutions consistently deliver accurate evidence that stands up to challenge, they have been deployed in almost 40,000 organizations in more than 110 countries worldwide. From household name companies through major educational institutions and government entities, Veriato is the system-of-record.
According to Transparency International UK, 0.5% - 1% of UK police staff are corrupt
March 2015: (900,000 officers x 0.5% = 4,500 - 9,000 officers)
HMIC Recommendations & Observations
Criminals seek information about themselves,
competitors, investigations, tactics,
prosecutions, witnesses, and intelligence
sources to undermine law enforcement…
…forces that used the national assessment
of the threat from corruption… had carried
out a greater range of prevention activities,
intelligence-gathering and investigations
…are in a better position to understand
the nature of the corruption threat
they face and how best to respond to it.
…Disappointingly, we have found that fewer
than half of all forces have an effective
counter-corruption plan which demonstrates
their understanding of the threat to their
force from corruption, and their proposed
activities to improve not only the prevention
and identification of corrupt behaviours,
but also their investigative capability …
…forces that do not have a process for using
the range of information(data) that they
hold miss opportunities to identify and
prevent or investigate members of staff
breaching the professional standards of behaviour
or those susceptible to corruption
…anti-corruption units should have the
ability to conduct initial research on
force computer systems including crime,
intelligence and human resources systems…
…a small number of forces had anticorruption
units that were not staffed
sufficiently to allow them actively to seek
and gather intelligence about corruption.