Tools that help police solve crimes are now available on Microsoft Azure

An analytics tool that lets police officers quickly piece together crucial information so they can solve crimes has been made available to all forces on Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Chorus Intelligence, a information analytics company that works with the majority of police forces and all the counter-terrorism units in the UK, has proclaimed that its analyzer and Investigator solutions can now be accessed via Microsoft Azure.

analyzer lets Intelligence Analysts manage millions of pieces of information, so much as call records and device downloads, and help them spot patterns and sequences in events.

Investigator helps officers easily see the most important environment of a case, so much as what happened, when and where, so they can quickly develop lines of enquiry.

Chorus believe that placing these programs on Azure will help police forces benefit from the power of the cloud piece saving them time and money, regardless of how complex their investigation is, as they will only be paying for what they need.

Mike Riordan, UK Police Lead at Microsoft, said: “Microsoft Azure helps Chorus Intelligence deploy solutions that change law social control to focus more on resolution crime and less on managing servers. Chorus’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions allow police customers to take advantage of the flexibility and enterprise-grade dependability that Azure provides. All too often UK forces struggle to adopt improved operational employment due to their bequest technology stack, and the SaaS delivery method from Chorus, which has been approved by those in the Police ICT Company, provides the speed to service which policing requires in order to counter today’s threats.

“We are excited to see companies like Chorus Intelligence add value by integration its solutions with Azure, where future increased capability can be quickly tested and deployed into operational use.”

Chorus Investigator helps officers easily see the most important environment of a case
Chorus Investigator helps officers easily see the most important environment of a case

Police can securely store and access their information in Microsoft’s cloud after the UK’s National Police Information Risk Management Team reviewed its information centres.

Boyd Mulvey, Chief Executive of Chorus, said: “We are pleased to offer Chorus in the cloud with Microsoft Azure, allowing law social control to embrace ‘cloud-first’ principles so they can cut reimbursement and help investigators to work more securely, expeditiously and collaboratively.

“After reviewing all potential cloud partners, it became clear that Microsoft Azure was the right cloud solution for Chorus and our customers. From county lines crime to missing persons, crime does not stay inside force boundaries. We wholeheartedly believe that information and intelligence must travel securely with the case in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the investigation – and wider use of the cloud to share information and analysis will provide the means to do that.”

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