Met Police hunts for MSPs to improve digital forensic investigations

The  Metropolitan Police is seeking managed service providers (MSPs) to help frontline staff carry out forensic investigations using digital devices.

The search is part of the organisation’s wider goal to improve the efficiency of its digital forensic investigations.

A tender, published by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac), states that the chosen MSPs will be required to provide “frontline self service and hubs”, including “maintenance and repair, to enable the forensic examination of digital equipment to be carried out at the point of need”.

The providers will also be required to carry out a range of technical services, such as “the provision of lab-based forensic analysis of digital devices (forensic analysis for complex cases).”

According to the tender, the MSPs will need to be in place by July next year, with the contract set to run until 2023.





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