Enabling a Digital Police Force

As a trusted partner to policing for 15 years, we are working with Forces to adapt the Police Vision 2025 and Digital Police strategy to their local needs.



Exception understands both the challenges and opportunities of digital disruption and we are helping forces assess their digital maturity and effectively plan their digital transformation.

Creating a Digital Capability for the Digital Age


ICT functions in police forces are a critical support function, helping to ensure frontline police officers have the right technology and support they need. However, forces now need a digital transformation capability working in harmony with operational ICT to drive forward local and national digital technology programmes, with effective:

  • Strategic direction to pave the way for the future for digitally supported policing
  • Technology roadmaps to assure the digital journey, making digital adoption easier
  • Governance & control to ensure that progress is made with accountability and adequate planning

As experts, Exception help police forces transform their ICT functions, developing force-aligned digital strategies and roadmaps while also putting in place effective digital portfolio management approaches.


Optimising your ICT


Forces face a significant challenge in modernising their ICT estates, with some having suffered from under-investment, resulting in legacy on-premise environments that are increasingly difficult and costly to maintain.


Moving infrastructure and key platforms to the cloud and the adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) and new national systems using commercially available off-the-shelf software is the way forward, but it needs to be well-planned and delivered with the right expertise.


Exception help you: 

  • design and develop a robust, secure architecture and infrastructure to support your digital roadmap
  • ensure you get the most from your data by having a fit for purpose data strategy in place
  • implement rigorous Application Lifecycle and Portfolio Management approaches, giving you the tools you need to effectively combat shadow IT and get the most from your existing estate
  • simplify and streamline your journey to the cloud, offering Cloud migration strategy and planning support
software developer involved in delivering digital services

Getting More Value from ICT Investment


It is critical that forces fully adopt and exploit core infrastructure, platforms, and innovative technologies effectively to realise the expected benefits and return from the investment. Key to this is the alignment between the force digital strategy and frontline policing, ensuring solutions are well-implemented and fully embedded into policing ways of working. 


Exception are helping forces fully adopt and exploit core systems and new technologies such as:

  • Police Control Systems
  • Police Record Management Systems
  • Microsoft 365
  • ERP Systems
  • Public Cloud Hosting with Azure and AWS
  • Data and Information Business Intelligence Platforms in the Cloud
  • Digital Asset and Evidence Management Systems

We ensure your staff, processes and systems are all aligned and ready to get going with new ways of working,  helping employees at all levels embrace, adopt and utilise new technologies.

Why Choose Exception?

  • We have over 15 years’ experience in the criminal and justice sector and understand the unique opportunities and challenges faced by organisations here
  • We provide a range of tools and accelerators, unique to Exception, that are designed to reduce cost and speed up results
  • We are on the following Government frameworks - G-Cloud 12, Technology Services 3 and Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5
  • We are experienced in delivering cloud programmes across cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS, ensuring your success

What our Customers Say

    "Exception really understood our challenges and what we needed to achieve in a relatively short timescale against a hard deadline. Their team worked collaboratively with all stakeholders to positively deliver the agreed outcomes and contributed greatly to achieving a successful transition of our ICT service and development of our strategic ICT & Digital capability."

    Commercial Partnership Manager Lincolnshire Police

    Get in touch and find out how we can help you

    [email protected] +44 (0)131 313 2960