Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. The Strategic Radio Project team is supporting the MPS to continue to manage and maintain its critical radio service, should the Home Office’s Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme (ESMCP) suffer further delays and allows the MPS to be fully prepared and technically certified when the ESMCP is ready to be deployed.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1 The extension of the Strategic Radio Project team is necessary to enable the MPS to align with the Home Office’s extended timetable for the ESN deliverables.
2.2 These are discussed in the Part 2.
3. Financial Comments
3.1 The MPS requires capital funding of £0.64m to cover the costs of the ESN Strategic Radio Project team. This funding is provided for in the capital plan.
3.2 See Part 2 for further details.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. There are no legal implications arising from this report.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report
6. Background/supporting papers