Deal with Motorola Solutions marks latest stage in islands’ SMARTpolice digital initiative
States of Jersey Police has taken a step in its SMARTpolice digital policing initiative with a three-year contract with Motorola Solutions to use the company’s Pronto suite of mobile apps.
It is the first deployment of the solution outside mainland UK, where it is used by 20 police forces.
It provides a digital replacement for an officer's paper notebook, operational processes and forms, with mobile access to all key policing systems.
“Our goal was to get officers to spend more time out in the community, and less time with paperwork at the police station,” said Deputy Chief Officer Julian Blazeby, States of Jersey Police. “With Motorola Solutions we believe we have found a partner with proven experience in public safety mobile solutions and high flexibility in solving for our specific needs.”
Jersey’s SMARTpolice programme involves the widespread distribution of mobile devices to police officers to help them access and update data remotely, enabling them to spend more time in communities.
The police force is currently exploring which devices are most appropriate to which roles and working on the redesign of some systems to work better with mobile.
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