It has been an interesting couple of months in relation to Police IT systems being used for inappropriate purposes and the link to Police corruption. It is a harsh fact of life that there will always be a few bad apples in any barrel but recently improvements in how Police IT systems are managed and audited have vastly improved. SOCA has been tasked to look at corruption in the Police Service and of course the recent conviction of a member of the Dyfed Powys Police Staff, who was using data inappropriately has probably given this a fresh impetus. It is fair to say that on my travels within the Policing Community this is taken very seriously and frequent random audit checks are undertaken and the monitoring of users on systems is fairly intense. This activity is all the more easier as ABM systems are developed to give open visibilty through the audit process, coupled with good sound training of the system being used and dedicated system administrators, it is now a simple task to undertake.