Commercial

The National VIPER® Bureau Managed ID Parade Service is provided by West Yorkshire Police to forces in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Royal Military Police in Germany. The service is owned by West Yorkshire Police which commenced its development in 1997. In addition, the National VIPER® Bureau is the owner and supplier of the National Video Identification Database to the UK Police.

The VIPER® service is hosted from a pair of data centres located in West Yorkshire which are equipped for high levels of service resilience, backup and business continuity. The sites have high levels of security to control access and to maintain effective utilities such as power, heating, cooling and data communications. These data centres utilise the Police National IT Network to provide secure data communications to forces to ensure the data integrity of VIPER® material.