Mariusz Nepelski, Dominik Hryszkiewicz, Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland
The purpose of this article is to present the results of research on internal communication in the Police. The measurable outcome of the research is the development of an IT tool to form a discussion forum that improves intra-organisational communication in hierarchical institutions, and thus management of the organisation. The research is being carried out under the project “Creation of an IT system supporting communication in the Police and other services subordinated to the Ministry of the Interior in terms of internal security — SINDBAD,” No. DOB-BIO7/03/01/2015. The project is co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw, for which a grant of PLN 5 million has been obtained. This information exchange platform is being created by a research consortium led by the Police Academy in Szczytno. The essence of this tool is its internal structure, which is based on a detailed analysis of the needs of future users. The solution will be equipped with the following modules: research development and management, consultation on legal acts, crisis analysis and statistical analysis. Significantly, the system created will allow maximum anonymity of expression and security against unauthorised access by third parties. The result of the project will include an anonymous IT modular platform for collecting and analysing data to monitor problem areas and planning interventions at the organisational level to ensure internal security, including an organisational and technical solution that ensures the anonymity of contributors.