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[…]

Cambs Licensing and Community Cohesion

Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Kate Firman, Eastern Sector Prevention and Enforcement Service Inspector, also managing licensing and community cohesion for Peterborough. How long have you used E-CINS for? I have used E-CINS for a couple of years. Who do you support in your role? – which teams do you work with and are they[…]

Using E-CINS
 For Licensing

by Martin O’Connell, Northamptonshire Police Licensing Sergeant Northamptonshire Police made a decision two years ago that we would replace our legacy licensing system with E-CINS and are now using the system across the county for the licensing of: alcohol entertainment late night refreshment (hot food, served between 11pm and 5am) music and other similar forms[…]

Successful Start for South Staffordshire’s Scrap Metal Solution

South Staffordshire Council is seeing an improvement in the way they manage scrap metal licences and share information with other councils since the introduction of E-CINS Scrap Metal Dealer and Collectors Database. The Council worked closely with Empowering- Communities to design an electronic solution to enable them to manage information about scrap metal licences in[…]

E-CINS Updates June 2016

E-CINS is now live in every county in England and Wales and has over 10,000 practitioners. Here are some of the most recent initiatives E-CINS has been involved in: Prevent and Channel Panels Cambridgeshire now run their Channel Panel meetings on E-CINS. The County Councils have a legal responsibility to lead and chair these meetings.[…]

Successful Start for South Staffordshire’s Scrap Metal Solution

South Staffordshire Council is seeing an improvement in the way they manage scrap metal licences and share information with other councils since the introduction of E-CINS Scrap Metal Dealer and Collectors Database. The Council worked closely with Empowering-Communities to design an electronic solution to enable them to manage information about scrap metal licences in one[…]

E-CINS Mapping Tool Helps to Identify Street Drinker Problem Areas

Adam Pearce, who is part of an ASB and Licensing Team in Fenland, Cambridgeshire is responsible for running the biggest case currently on E-CINS managing Street Drinkers. Adam spoke to Empowering- Communities’ Heather Ette about how the new E-CINS Mapping Tool is improving police work across the district.  HE: How did your involvement with E-CINS begin?[…]

Managing Licensed Premises with E-CINS

We are delighted to announce the development of the E-CINS Licensing Assessment Tool which was launched at the Multi-Agency Management of Licensed Premises Presentation on 29th May 2013 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Representatives from Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Suffolk Licensing were in attendance to see how the system would enable[…]