Napo was recently made aware of devises being fitted to desks in a CRC office by a member who was concerned about their purpose. We have received the following explanation from HMPPS in relation to this.
“They are devices that help us understand how buildings are being utilise/ get a better understanding of desk usage etc. We’ve used them before in NPS properties but this might be the first time the NPS have installed them in a CRC property. The attached comms was issued, however may not of filtered down".
The devises - called OccupEye - are designed to monitor desk usage and enable planning of estates as we move nearer to the transition period for Offender Management staff.