Report on the Danish Police’s IT system POLSAG


Report no. 9/2012

The report concerns the Danish Police’s IT system POLSAG, which after a long and expensive development process, was abandoned and never put into service. POLSAG should have replaced the IT system that is currently used by the Danish Police for processing of cases and management of documents.

The objective of the study was to assess the efforts made by the Ministry of Justice and the Danish Police to implement the POLSAG project. The report answers the following questions:  

  • On what basis did the Ministry of Justice close down POLSAG?
  • Did the preparations made by the Police provide an adequate basis for the decision to procure the POLSAG system?
  • Did the Police manage the POLSAG project in a satisfactory manner?
  • Did the Ministry of Justice manage the funds appropriated to POLSAG in a satisfactory manner?

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)