Project Title: Building an IT system for supporting communication within the police and other services subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior in relation to internal security

    Project delivery time: 22 December 2015-21 December 2017

    Project Promoters: Police Academy in Szczytno (Consortium leader), ALTA sp. z o.o., The Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Pedagogium Higher School of Resocialization Pedagogics in Warsaw, University of Warsaw

    Project no DOB-BIO7/03/01/2015 financed by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)

Aim:

Developing an innovative system for supporting social assessment of officers and Police civil staff with a high degree of anonymity and confidentiality assurance.

Achieved results:

The measurable end effect was a product in the form of a fully functional system for assessment development, for collecting and analysis of data useful in relation to the homeland security due to streamlining communication in the Police force and other services subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.

The system comprises:

  • A software application for collecting and analysis of data within the organisation
  • A survey creator module for designing surveys
  • A multimedia task creator for presentation of multimedia and assessing the viewers’ reaction to the presented material
  • A legal act consultation module ensuring the possibility to introduce and present the relevant legal act with the standard questions used in relation to legal acts
  • A decision-analysis and risk management creator module performing the function of crisis situation analysis and assessment of risk factors within an organisation
  • Statistics analysis creator module for calculating basic descriptive statistics with the function data exporting which allows for performing more in-depth analyses with the use of specialist statistical packages
  • People and assessment management module allowing for conducting assessment created in each of the survey creators
  • The user module allowing for conducting the assessment in a reliable manner and putting the testees at ease
  • A module for presenting the survey to the user in line with the predetermined parameters
  • An anonymous assessment module ensuring anonymity of the respondents.

Potential benefits from the implementation:

Optimised processes of data collection

The implementation of the tool in the form of an online platform allows for designing dedicated assessments as well as collecting and analysis of relevant data.

Ensuring access to reliable data

The possibility to carry out assessment in a manner ensuring anonymity will ensure access to reliable data, including difficult and sensitive topics.

Building a posistive image of the organisation

Collecting information within an organisation may contribute to promoting its image of the one which is interested in listening to its staff.

Improved information flow and decision-making process

The modules for creating dedicated assessments may serve as instruments for optimising information flow in the realisation of work-related tasks. The analytical module for processing and analysis of the collected data may provide support for decision-making processes in the key areas from the point of view of the Police.

Possible areas of application:

  • Creating dedicated surveys concerning specific issues relevant to the operation of the police and other uniformed forces
  • Support in conducting surveys on difficult or sensitive issues
  • Support in collecting useful and reliable data
  • The possibility to consult legal acts on a large scale and in various locations
  • Support in crisis situation analysis and threat prediction
  • Support for communication processes within the Police

Scope of responsibility of the ALTA team:

The technological aspect:

  • Devising the technical and substantial assumptions of the system
  • Designing a modular assessment platform
  • Designing an application for users
  • Developing the application for enabling and carrying out assessment
  • Preparing the technical specification of the modular assessment platform
  • Preparing the technical specification of the user application
  • Preparing the technical specification of the application for enabling and performing assessments
  • Implementation of the system
  • Evaluation of the system functionality and its conformity to the specification (with the use of case studies and test scenarios)
  • Writing the users’ manual

Information technology solutions used:

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio
  2. Node.js
  3. IIS
  4. MS SQL (Microsoft SQL Server)
  5. Programming languages used in each element of the project:
    1. C#
    2. JavaScript
    3. HTML5
    4. T-SQL