Sussex police brings in Capita for new command and control system

Capita Secure Information Solutions has won a tender to supply a new communications system to Sussex police under a framework deal.

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Capita Secure Information Solutions has won a tender to supply a new communications system to Sussex police under a framework deal.

The Integrated Command and Control System (ICCS) has been acquired by Surrey police on behalf of the Sussex force.

The framework contract will permit Sussex police, Surrey police, Thames Valley police and Hampshire police to all utilise the contract terms and conditions, should they have a requirement to upgrade their ICCS during the term of the contract.

"It should be noted however that at this time neither Surrey police, Thames Valley police nor Hampshire police have any plans to undertake an upgrade. Therefore the immediate requirement under the framework is for the requirements of Sussex police," said the Surrey force.

As part of the force's restructuring of its communications department, Sussex police needs a replacement for its existing ICCS system.

"Our intention is that the solution will provide our control room staff with a means of access to the national "Airwave" radio network, whilst at the same time seamlessly integrating with our existing IPT system for both standard telephony communication and the handling of 999 emergency calls," Sussex police said.

The new system will be used at the force's new combined communications building at its Lewes HQ; at its Gatwick resourcing centre; the Amex Stadium, home of Brighton & Hove Albion football club, and the "fallback" resourcing centre in Brighton.

"Beyond these locations there is also a desire for the identified solution to enable 'remote working' at other networked force locations when operational requirements demand such a facility," added Sussex police.