Beyond the Yorkshire Ripper

David McCaddon

North West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Rotary, Probus, WI, Book Reading Groups etc
Paid: £60 (plus mileage expenses if over 10 miles from base)
19th November 2017
Crime | It | Police

This entertaining and informative lecture tells the story of what happened next after the Yorkshire Ripper enquiry. Clearly at the time the investigation suffered through the lack of computer assistance and following the recommendations of the Sir Lawrence Byford report there was a clear need for a purpose built computer system. David McCaddon was instrumental in the development of the UK’s first Police Major Incident Computer System (MICA) with West Yorkshire Police and later with the development of the HOLMES system which is still operational today. The talk which David regularly gives is light hearted and as well as dealing with the serious aspects also relates to some of the more humorous moments from the incident rooms around the UK and the implementation of the Major Incident systems worldwide.

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About David McCaddon

David McCaddon is an award winning playwright and author of modern Crime thriller novels. Before retiring in 2017 David was an IT systems consultant who had worked in computing for over 46 years and spent the past 34 years specialising in Law Enforcement Systems Development across Police, Prisons and Courts. His work has involved him designing and developing systems throughout a large number of the UK’s Police forces and worldwide. He now devotes most of his time as a guest speaker and author. His Crime Trilogy books “Following Digital Footprints”, “In Digital Pursuit” and "The Final Footprint" which are actually set in the North West have been published and are detective thrillers with a difference. His latest crime thriller "A Question of Time" is due for publication in 2020.

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