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Lessons Of The Past Should Be Learnt By Police

New Zealand First Law and Order spokesman, Ron Mark, today urged Police not to ignore the lessons learnt during the INCIS debacle.

Mr Mark was referring to advice he has received which indicates Police are about to commit to another computer regime embracing the old National Intelligence System (NIS).

“NIS will not serve the Police anywhere near to the extent that INCIS was intended and if implemented in the manner I understand now under active consideration, will lock the New Zealand Police into a time warp.

“I understand the need for Police to urgently put in place some form of intelligence gathering computer technology, but fail to see how NIS can deliver the horsepower needed to make a real contribution to Police requirements in the long term,” Mr Mark said.

“I strongly urge the Police hierarchy to make haste slowly on this venture if they are to avoid repeating the humiliating publicity they experienced when developing INCIS in the constantly shifting, adhoc manner of the recent past. NIS is not the workhorse of a modern Police service,” concluded Mr Mark.


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