Investing in the future of WA Police.

NEC and the WA Police Force have signed a major GovNext-ICT contract worth $A39 million for the transformation of the WAN, LAN and IP telephony environments across every WA Police Force site. The new network is likely to impact on the way WA police handles its IP CCTV solutions.

Over the next 12 months more than 200 Police sites across 2.5 million square kilometres of Western Australia will be enabled with high bandwidth, redundant network connectivity and a state-of-the art IP telephony solution that can be integrated with broader collaboration strategies being developed.

This new network and IP Tel solution will deliver improved bandwidth to all WA Police stations and campuses and be enabled with end-to-end encryption to ensure absolute protection for sensitive police communications.

A GovNext-ICT hosted Cisco IP telephony service, is being deployed state-wide to ensure robust, reliable, highly available and secure communication for every WA police officer.

“These new GovNext-ICT services are the foundation of our digital policing capabilities in direct alignment with our vision to continue as an exceptional Police Force for our community, said Andrew Cann, CIO, WA Police Force.

“The GovNext initiative is all about providing WA government agencies with the underlying ICT infrastructure to better deliver services to the community,” said Greg Italiano, Government Chief Information Officer.

According to Greg Italiano, Government chief information officer “The GovNext solution being deployed by NEC for WA Police Force will provide the network and communications services to support the future operational needs of the WA Police Force.”

Marcus Ashby, state manager NEC Western Australia said NEC was delighted to be working with WA Police.

“To be trusted with the transformation of one of the State’s most important networks that will ultimately lead to a safer Western Australia is something everyone at NEC and our partner community are very proud of,” he said.

“Our company motto globally is ‘orchestrating a brighter world’, so there is no better example of that than what we are doing here with WA Police for all the citizens of WA,” Ashby said.