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Device Types (871A/23)


Q1. Can you please list the number of devices deployed by your organisation for the following?

Device Type                                                                                                   Number of Devices

Desktop PCs


Mobile Phones


Multi-Function Devices


Physical Servers

Storage Devices

Networking Infrastructure (for example: Switches, Routers, Interfaces, Wireless Access Points)

Security Infrastructure (for example: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Virus Monitoring Tools)

Q2. Is your organisation planning to invest in the following systems or any similar systems? If yes, how much are you planning to spend in 2023/24 and future years?


Systems                                                         Expenditure

                                                                        2023/24     2024/25     2025/26    2026/27    2027/28            

Digital Evidence Management System

Bespoke Geospatial Intel & Tasking Software

Cloud-based Law Enforcement and Public Safety Software

Investigation Case Management Software

Digital Forensics and Investigation Management Software

Q3.  Is your organisation planning to invest in any of the below technologies? If yes, could you mention the estimated cost(s) planned for that financial year(s)?

Expenditure/Costs            Financial Years


Artificial Intelligence

Retrospective Facial Recognition Technology

DNA Scanning Technology

Live Facial Recognition Technology


We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email, I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached a redacted document.


The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions:

Section 31 (1) (a) (b) (Law enforcement)

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (871A_PIT_01).

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.


871A_ATTACHMENT_01 871A_PIT_01