FECL 19 (October 1993):

BRITISH POLICE SETS UP NEW COMPUTERISED DATABASE AVAILABLE TO EC-POLICE SERVICES

The British "Police Scientific Development Branch" (PSDB) is developing a technological support and equipment related computerised system for use by the police services of the EC and other related agencies. The service will be known as the EPI-Centre (European Police Information Centre).

 

The EPI-Centre will provide:

The EPI-Centre will be available to UK police forces 24 hours per day from October 1993. Acces will be free to all European police forces and related agencies following full implementation in the UK. Costs to users will only be incurred with regard to telephone charges for calling the system by modem.

The system will be based upon the combination and enhancement of the existing PSDB Information Service Dtabase and its prototype computerised system.

 

Condensed from the Annual Report 1992-3 of the Police Scientific Development Branch of the United Kingdom Home Office.