Metropolitan Police Service of London selects Box to manage content in cloud

The Metropolitan Police Service of London (the Met) has selected cloud content management provider Box to empower its workforce to work in smarter ways to fight crime.

Around 50,000 staff across the organisation will use Box seats to manage content in the cloud as part of the service’s strategy to move towards digital policing.

With cloud content management, the Met seeks to use Box’s services to provide a central online location for CCTV footage.

This will enable the service to easily search and share valuable evidence without the need to travel to local authorities or manage physical media such as DVDs or USBs.

The Met chief information officer Angus McCallum said: “It’s my job to deliver digital transformation at the Met and to equip our officers and staff with the best technology to enable a constantly-improving service and response to crime in London.

“By choosing Box, we’re transforming how we access content across the force, making us much more effective and efficient, which is absolutely critical when working on the frontline of law enforcement.”

The Met is the UK’s largest police service in England and Wales, which covers the Greater London area and its 8.6 million residents.

More than 76,000 organisations around the world use Box’s services to securely share, access, and collaborate on files.