Metropolitan Police CIO Ailsa Beaton to leave next year

By Graeme Burton
23 Nov 2012 View Comments
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In this role she has played a major part in the acquisition and adoption of a number of national systems and policies both in the Met and more widely. These include:

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  • National procurements such as the Police National Network and Airwave;
  • Recommendations of Sir Michael Bichard's enquiry, notably the Police National Database and the Management of Police Information standards;
  • Improvements to the management of information across the Criminal Justice System; and
  • Freedom of Information Act provisions.

She was awarded an OBE in the 2010 New Year's Honours list for services to policing.

Until she finally leaves the organisation, Ailsa will work on attachment, supporting ACPO in concluding work on her national information management portfolio, and with the Home Office on national police ICT strategy.

"It has been an honour to work for the Met. Whilst I shall miss the dedication and support of those I have had the privilege to work with, it is time for me to move on to new challenges," said Beaton.

Computing talked to Ailsa Beaton earlier this week and will be running a profile feature covering some of the latest IT initiatives in the Metropolitan Police next week. 

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