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Deputy Mayor responds to HMICFRS report into iOPS

Greater Manchester's Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Baroness Beverley Hughes, has responded to the report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) into the introduction of the iOPS computer system.

Bev said: “The Mayor and I agreed to commission this review to ensure there was independent oversight of the implementation of iOPS.  Having received the final report from the Inspectorate on Thursday 27th February, it is clear that many of the findings within it had already been identified by Greater Manchester Police.  The report also acknowledges that issues with the system were caused by a combination of complex issues. 

“Nevertheless, the Inspectorate’s report has raised significant issues and I have posed a number of questions that require further answers from the Chief Constable.  I am awaiting a response from the Chief Constable but, primarily, I have sought assurance that GMP will leave no stone unturned and do whatever it takes to ensure that no victims are left exposed to risk.”

Article Published: 03/03/2020 09:31 AM