The Athena programme brings forces together to connect information, align processes and share costs.
Led by the Athena Management Organisation (AMO) and now covering nine forces, the programme is the largest investment in police technology in a decade.
Through a shared investment in the CONNECT platform and infrastructure, Athena helps forces to shift resources from the back office to the front line.
Officers can search once, input once, and re-use data many times – not just within one force, but across all forces signed up to Athena.
The software seamlessly merges intelligence, investigation management, case preparation and custody data along with property, digital data and a host of other supporting services.
By stripping out time-consuming manual processes and connecting easily with police, court service and Crown Prosecution Service systems, it means forces can work faster and achieve more.