FIle Transfer To CPS - 796/21

Date Responded 30 June 2021

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. What systems do Northumbria Police use to transfer files to the Crown Prosecution Service?

2. How much money has Northumbria Police spent on the development and implementation of this system?

3. And is it used for all offences?

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. The primary method of transferring case files to CPS is via Northumbria Police’s Information System which is used to transfer all case files to CPS via a two way interface (TWIF) with the Criminal Justice Exchange.

2. The Information System has been developed internally by Northumbria Police for a significant number of years. As the functionality is much wider than the ability to transfer files to the Crown Prosecution Service and because of the time the system has been in operation within the Force it is not possible to provide costing information for this one element of the system.

3. The Information System and the TWIF are used for offences synchronised through the Information System.

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