CHIPS Police Software

The UK’s gold standard in police and security software

CHIPS is the most popular suite of professional police and security applications in the UK.

The British standard

Over the years we have supplied to most UK police forces (in blue on the map).

Not pictured on the map are the British Transport Police, the Royal Air Force, the Ministry of Defence, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and the United Nations HQ Police.

The best deal

We believe in offering excellent value for money. With CHIPS you will find all of the features our competitors offer (and more) at a considerably cheaper cost.


CHIPS software is designed to be simple to use. Our clear, easy to use layout helps users with the task in hand. Capability, capacity and management reports are instantly available and can be viewed in Excel, emailed, created as a PDF or printed via our powerful reporting section.


All data held in CHIPS is protected by powerful encryption routines. Access to the system is only available to authorised users and PIN authentication ensures internal data security. The system has a full audit trail ensuring full accountability.

Designed by officers

Our software was developed in conjunction with senior police officers, designed for use by police officers.

Looking for Cleaford Software?

In 2008, CHI acquired all of the police software products previously sold by Cleaford Software. This includes well-known internationally used systems such as PAWS, TROP, BARX TAS, STOR, PETS and ARTS. These have now all been completely rewritten to our improved standards, under the CHIPS brand name.

If you are still using any of these applications, please contact us.

Our products

CHIPS: Firearms

One of the UK’s most popular police applications - looking after your entire armoury, including firearms, ammunitions, servicing records, and other assets.

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CHIPS: Training

Recording all aspects of officer training including the extensive NPFTC records as well as other police courses, authorisations, and physical and fitness tests.

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Keeps track of all aspects of your dog section including details of dogs, bites and training done, as well as handler records such as qualifications passed.

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CHIPS: Assets

For the issuing and control of your “shiny kit” single assets, or stock keeping on your multiple-issue items.

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CHIPS: Exhibits

Recording and managing search efforts, search teams, recording items found, and much more.

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Custom software

Police and security software made to your specs. Desktop applications, websites, smartphone and tablet interfaces.

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  • New versions of CHIPS: Firearms and CHIPS: Training are available for download.
  • Surrey Police drive development of CHIPS: Exhibits to include NABIS details.
  • We recently exhibited at the Intersec Conference in Dubai to 20,000 visitors worldwide, where interest was high as ever in CHIPS: Firearms.
  • Our police team will be on a trade mission to Trinidad & Tobago next week to demonstrate CHIPS: Suite to T&T Police Force, and others.