Disaster Victim Identification group signs up to G4S Global Intelligence Service

  • 26 Oct 2009 13:48
G4S Risk Management, the leading global provider of risk mitigation and secure support services, is pleased to announce that United Kingdom Disaster Victim Identification (UK DVI) has signed up to its Global Intelligence System (GIS), an online information portal designed to provide subscribers with up-to-the minute geopolitical intelligence on individual country threats and hazards worldwide.
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UK DVI draws its members from all of the UK police forces and with specialists from the worlds of forensics and Information Technology support the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with the identification of persons killed in mass fatality events. UK DVI team is coordinated by a small team that sits within the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

The password protected website service will provide UK DVI with essential information, intelligence and analysis on over 220 countries, territories and dependencies, building on G4S’s operations across more than 110 countries. Drawing on detailed information from a comprehensive range of open and privileged sources as well as in-country contacts, GIS analysts monitor worldwide events and trends to provide businesses with an up-to-date understanding of the risks they may be exposed to.

Graham Sunderland, the Strategic Director for UK DVI, commented: “The G4S GIS system really stood out from the crowd both in terms of the look and feel of the product and the comprehensive information provided, particularly in terms of the country threat assessments. Having this kind of up-to-date information at a click of the mouse will be invaluable for police personnel travelling abroad to support other forces or to support UK travellers who have suffered in an incident overseas.”

Dan Smith, Head of Research and Analysis for G4S Risk Management, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to provide UK DVI with our GIS service, which will help their teams gain invaluable up-to-date information on the current country threats and hazards facing their officers.  This critical analysis will enable them to make more informed decisions when considering travelling to or working in a particular country.”

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