September 29, 2015

E-CINS and Scrap Metal Dealers and Collectors’ Database

Led by British Transport Police as a 6 month pilot to be held in West Midlands and Staffordshire, E-CINS' Scrap Metal Dealers and Collector's Database enables all existing and new dealer licences to be recorded and managed on E-CINS and shared with the Environment Agency’s database.

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“It’s saving us a lot of time on inspections as we are able to upload the information straight on to the system via our mobile and tablet devices with no paperwork. The information we upload to E-CINS also allows us to evidence our reasons for refusing licenses which can prove beneficial for prosecution purposes.

We stopped someone recently who had a licence in another council area. We were able to see his information on E-CINS, without this we wouldn’t have known who he was.”

John Littleton
Enviro-Crime Enforcement Officer