How E-CINS has Become a Strategic Platform in Northants

by Simon Clifford, Director of Technology and Digital Transformation at Northamptonshire’s Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Data Sharing Lead – County E-CINS Board Northamptonshire is fully committed to data sharing with its partners to reduce harm and increase public safety. It uses E-CINS as a strategic platform to support this, and would welcome[…]

Thank you for supporting 10 years of Empowering-Communities

It was the year of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the rebuilt Wembley Stadium opened to the public for the first time and Celebrity Big Brother was launched on Channel 4.  2007 was also the year that Empowering-Communities was founded by CEO Gary Pettengell, following a successful 20 year career involved in[…]

Flagship Cambridgeshire Scheme Goes From Strength to Strength

Fenland District in Cambridgeshire pioneered the very first E-CINS scheme in 2010 to manage ASB and victim-focused operations across Fenland as part of the Victims First pilot. Information sharing was the main focus of Fenland’s ASB Scheme and, as a cloud-based system, was revolutionary in its ability to enable the ASB team to communicate and[…]

National 
E-CINS Forum and Working Groups Launched

Several schemes and users have identified the need for a National E-CINS Forum and I am now in the process of setting one up. I have listed some of the areas of business E-CINS is used to manage below. It therefore makes sense to have a number of working groups under the Forum umbrella. Each working group can[…]

Anti Social Behaviour

Using E-CINS to Manage ASB and Street Community

By Sgt Julie Parsons, Manager ASB Unit & Rural Crime Team, Northamptonshire Police Case Management and Meetings We use E-CINS for all ASB cases which meet the criteria for case management, starting mostly with Police Safer Community Teams. We have a specialist ASB Unit who take on referrals when the cases need the expertise. Many[…]

E-CINS working groups and the importance of showcasing best practice

by Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones, Sussex Police Headquarters and PS Melanie Locke, Force Wide Partnership for E-CINS, Neighbourhood Policing Branch, Sussex Police E-CINS Working Groups are becoming increasingly popular with a number of counties now holding them frequently. Sussex were one of the first to recognise the benefits and have been instrumental in advising other[…]

Case Study: 
vulnerable adult displaced from home by drug users

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue The Tenancy Enforcement Team found the man had been befriended by drug users who had persuaded him to allow them to use his property as a crack den. The tenant was so fearful he took to the streets whilst the tenancy enforcement team received complaints[…]

You could save 1 hour per referral with the E-CINS Electronic Referral Forms and Custom Cases

This pioneering technology saves time and money for those involved in producing referrals and improves accuracy and service delivery to both agencies and customers. It can be used for any area of business and any hard copy or electronic referral forms can be adapted to work in this way. For example IOM, Troubled Families, MARAC,[…]

E-CINS – 
Managing Street Communities

Neighbourhood Police Officer Jimmy Upton of Sussex Police spoke to Empowering-Communities about his work in Chichester City Centre working with rough sleepers and the street community My day to day role is policing the city centre of Chichester – dealing with on-going problems, looking to reduce and detect crime through multi agency partnership working. In[…]

Speaker Summaries: Dave Palmer – Sussex Police

“E-CINS was already in place when I came into it around 5 months ago and I am working with Pete and other agencies to take it forward.  The lead agency originally was responsible for disseminating all information.  You would go to the meetings, you would take the phone calls and emails and, like Mel said,[…]