A highly-critical report is due to be published into the failure of a Â£15m police computer project.
The Surrey Integrated Reporting Enterprise Network (Siren) was commissioned by Surrey Police in 2009 but was abandoned last year.
The report is expected to criticise Sirenâ€™s management and supervision.
Surreyâ€™s chief constable when the scheme began was Mark Rowley, who declined to comment until the report was published.
Mr Rowley is now at the Metropolitan Police where his responsibilities include digital technology.
The Police and Crime Commissionerâ€™s office said last year that the force and Surrey Police Authority had initially decided to develop the programme because those available at the time â€œoffered limited flexibility to meet the demands of individual forcesâ€.
Siren was specifically designed to log crimes and store intelligence on criminals and suspects.
But Surreyâ€™s PCC Kevin Hurley scrapped the project after the force concluded that it did not represent the â€œbest long-term option for the force and the publicâ€.
The force spent Â£14.8m on the project from its inception to 31 March 2013. The money was spent on staff costs, training, software, technology and consultancy.
It was replaced with a less costly crime information system which is used by 13 other forces.
From the BBC