Where’s the “Who Done It" button?

David McCaddon

North West
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Rotary, Probus, WI, U3A, Cruise Speaking, Libraries, Book Reading Groups etc
Paid: £80 (plus mileage expenses if over 10 miles from base)
13th April 2022
Crime | It | Police

This entertaining and informative talk tells the story of the history of the UK Police HOLMES major incident system. Clearly in the late 70s there was a clear need for a purpose built computer system to deal with the vast amount of information that is captured in the investigation of serious crime. David 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 he encountered 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 to concentrate on his crime writing David was an IT systems consultant who had worked in computing for over 47 years and spent the past 35 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 cruise guest speaker and on land at various organisations. 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" was published on the 31st March 2021. Areas covered : Cheshire and Staffordshire

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