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Civica tech to transform collision reporting for police forces

Police forces in England and Wales are rolling out latest collision reporting technology from Civica to improve road safety while reducing police workloads.

The new cloud-based CRaSH mobile application is expected to deliver further incident reporting savings for police forces

Civica already provides its Collision Reporting and Sharing system (CRaSH) to 20 police forces in England and Wales, who save in the region of £7.5m per year by using the solution to record and manage road traffic collisions.

The new cloud-based CRaSH mobile application is expected to deliver further incident reporting savings through faster, more accurate roadside reporting for police officers. The app uses Ordnance Survey mapping and captures valuable metadata – such as time and geographical location – to provide a clearer picture of where road collisions occur and why. By improving the quality of data captured, CRaSH highlights collision hotspots across the road network and informs more effective spending on road network improvements, ultimately helping to save lives.

CRaSH also streamlines the end-to-end case management of a collision, using automation and integration with third-party systems to minimise the need for manual intervention and reduce the risk of errors.

The platform also offers secure, resilient hosting in the Microsoft Azure cloud and new functionality for police officers to move easily from a paper-based process to efficient digital incident reporting for third parties, such as insurers.

Steve Thorn, executive director, digital, Civica, said: “CRaSH allows police forces to go fully digital for road traffic collision management: a key step forward in intelligence-based policing, enabling agencies to talk to one another and collaborate to tackle road issues and improve road safety. With improved efficiency and end-to-end transformation, we’re confident that a digitally transformed and mobile CRaSH will lead to more efficient use of finite resources and far better decision making about the road network in the future.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006.