Police computer systems in some communities have been found to be unable to access data on criminals or to keep up with the daily pace of the criminal investigations, a police force spokesman said.
In a statement, the New Zealand Police Service said the system failure was the result of “poor maintenance and software updates”.
It said a full forensic examination was being carried out.
“This is a serious issue which affects a large number of units, including some in Auckland, Hamilton and Dunedin,” the spokesman said, adding that the system had been upgraded and that it was being reviewed.
Police said there had been a number of reports of problems with police computer systems this year.
The spokesman said a number would be looked into in coming weeks.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,crime,law-offences,police,police-and-“officers”,crime,crime-prevention,internet-technology,new-zealand,australiaFirst posted March 16, 2020 06:00:00Contact Tracey Smith