The system, originally developed by West Yorkshire Police, provides Video Identification Parades as part of a fully managed and secure identification parade service. Customers include Forces within England and Wales together with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Scotland. Additional sites are operated by the Royal Military Police in Europe.

  • The service has been highly successful producing upwards of 20,000 identification parades a year, using specialist editing techniques and processes.
  • Communication within the UK is via the Public Service Network in Policing (PSNP), allowing forces to work securely and collaboratively to identify suspects of crime.
  • Every image is quality controlled by VIPER® throughout the process, allowing Identification Officers the time to organise and conduct witness viewings in addition to providing case management.
  • The service includes a fully integrated training team to assist new Forces and their staff, whilst continuing to support and update its existing Users across the UK.
  • The service employs a dedicated team to record images of volunteers for use in parades.
  • The images of volunteers stored within the gallery reflect the diverse range of appearances found within the UK.
  • Where suspects have a unique appearance, the team are able to replicate their features onto volunteer images to enable an Identification to take place.

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