In an effort to modernize its strategies and methods, the Dutch police works closely with the Brightlands Smart Services Campus as part of the Innovation Lab (iLab) project. Through utilizing innovative technology and by working together with companies and educational institutions, the Police is looking to bulletproof its future.
Dutch Police and the Brightlands Smart Services Campus
The Police in the Netherlands have 65,000 employees – 51,000 police officers and 14,000 employees who fulfill other positions in supporting the police. In the spirit of their core values that are courageous, reliable, unifying and honest, the police force is actively scouting for opportunities to join with other organizations to find efficient, scalable and sustainable solutions to security challenges.
iLab is the innovation lab of the National Police, where with the help of innovative technology and smart collaborations with educational organizations and entrepreneurs, the Authority is exploring ingenious ways to cope with critical ongoing security issues.
The iLab is located on the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, as the latter is a focal hub for innovations and talent development in the field of science and technology. Intelligent collaborations between educational institutions, researchers and entrepreneurs is key to the iLab.
ReCheck at iLab – Pitchy Friday
ReCheck was happy to join the iLab’s Pitchy Friday event this February 14th. The company presented its blockchain-based data protection solution in front of employees of the Police. ReCheck’s CEO Emiliyan Enev introduced the discussed the main benefits of using such a tool. He had to describe how it can enhance, optimize and further secure current operations related to:
- Storage of digital evidence;
- Time-stamping evidence and tracing of all interactions with particular records;
- Exchange of sensitive data within police units or between the Police and third parties;
- Chain-of-custody – monitor the sequence of custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of electronic evidence;
- Data integrity protection and digital proof admission to courts of law;