Cumbria Constabulary gain BI insight

Cumbria Constabulary was officially formed in April 1974 with 1044 officers and polices the second largest county in England by area.

Cumbria Constabulary station

Chess have been working in partnership with Cumbria Constabulary for several years, throughout this period Chess Systems and Cumbria Constabulary have worked closely together and developed a good working relationship.

Cumbria Constabulary has gradually evolved over more than a century, from the formation of Cumberland and Westmorland counties in 1856 to its amalgamation with the Kendal Borough Police, the Carlisle City Police and more recently the Furness area of Lancashire and Sedbergh area of West Yorkshire. Cumbria Constabulary was officially formed in April 1974 with 1044 officers and polices the second largest county in England by area.


  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Windows Server

Key Challenges

  • Develop websites and/or web applications
  • Install business software
  • Provide business process consulting


Chess were invited to complete a Proof of Concept BI Demo solution that would demonstrate how actual organisation data could be used to produce an active dashboard. This would allow users to start at a high level summary page and drill down through the hierarchy to an individual officer's balanced scorecard. 

Chess proposed that Phase One would be implemented over an estimated six week period to allow for adequate testing and any rework that may be required before going live. During the course of this implementation both Chess and Cumbria Constabulary will maintain a log of future enhancements that could form a Phase Two project that would further enhance the solution. This additional work will be completed by Chess or Cumbria Constabulary. Due to the mentoring approach that will be used throughout this project, Chess feel confident that some changes and updates could be easily completed by the ICT Department of Cumbria Constabulary.