NSW Police has launched an expression of interest for what its chief information and technology officer, Gordon Dunsford, says is \u201cone of the big remaining jigsaw pieces\u201d in the organisation\u2019s digital transformation journey.\nThe law enforcement agency is in the market for 'enterprise protected-level cloud infrastructure' that will host its integrated policing operating system (IPOS).\nIPOS is replacing the agency's legacy core operational policing system (COPS), with a announcement on the preferred supplier expected shortly. COPS is currently used to record\u00a0information relevant to victims, offenders and incidents that require police action.\u00a0In 2013, NSW Police received $44.8 million to replace the system.\n\u00a0Dunsford told CIO Australia\u00a0that the new cloud platform will be the New South Wales' version of the US Department of Defense\u2019s JEDI program.\n\u201cNSW Police has asked the market to respond to our core cloud platform need. We will run all our core frontline systems and host the replacement for COPS, computer-aided despatch, evidence, case and investigations management through to digital evidence, on what we hope will be a high-end enterprise hybrid cloud capability for NSW Police,\u201d said Dunsford.\n\u201cSince I joined, we are now using - in anger - Salesforce, ServiceNow through to Office 365 as a cloud SaaS\/PaaS capabilities, which allow us to respond at speed to events such as the recent bushfires and we are now moving to specific workloads for frontline policing systems. This final piece will arguably make NSW Police one of the most cloud-enabled digital law enforcement organisations around,\u201d he said.\nThe expression of interest (EOI) is an invitation for pre-registration of prospective tenderers, where applicants are initially evaluated against published selection criteria. Pre-selected organisations may then be invited from a panel of providers.\nThe EOI closes on 26 February.\nJust last month, NSW Police\u2019s technology team built a prototype connected car for frontline officers that connects the law enforcement agency\u2019s internal policing systems to the vehicle\u2019s CAN bus.\nPolice\u2019s digital technology and innovation (DTI) group worked with fleet services and strategic procurement to access the car manufacturer\u2019s native computing capabiities.\nDunsford told CIO Australia at the time that the cost of running technology inside the car has been an issue in the past but, more importantly, officers wanted a \u2018consumer-like\u2019 and safer experience in their vehicles.