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Domain Awareness System

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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How much would implementing the NYPD style database, Domain Awareness System, in London cost?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The NYPD Domain Awareness System is reported to have cost between $230 and $350 million in its initial phase, supported by an investment of $160 million in handheld and in-car devices.

No estimate has been made about the cost of implementing the system in London, but some of the features of the system are already part of the MPS’ technology investment programme, including making better use of CCTV, giving officers access to mobile devices and live intelligence, improvements to the command and control system and better use of data analytics.

It is important to note that the Government’s capital grant to the MPS has been cut by £9 million to just £3 million. This is around 1.1 per cent of the top-end estimate of the cost to New York of implementing the Domain Awareness System.