Building a More Connected Justice Sector through Digital Evidence Management (DEM) program

Published on January 20, 2021

The government is taking a significant step towards connecting the province’s criminal justice system.

We are investing in new technology that will allow police services to store, manage and share digital evidence. The Digital Evidence Management (DEM) program will ensure timely access to evidence, reduce delays and enable police to spend more time investigating crimes and keeping their communities safe.

The new Digital Evidence Management program will provide police services with access to cloud-based technology to allow evidence, once physically handled, to be shared securely among justice sector partners. 

Once implemented, the program will also support police services that are interested in equipping their frontline officers with body-worn cameras by providing access to a cloud-based system able to store and manage large multi-media files.

COVID-19 has pushed the need for Ontario’s justice system to invest in innovation and new technology. The new Digital Evidence Management program is part of a series of digital initiatives the government is undertaking to build a justice system that is better connected and more responsive to the needs of communities across the province.

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