Boost for policing with officers set to receive mobiles
ABOUT 10,000 police officers are to be issued with mobile phones for use in operational duties by spring 2020. The devices, which will include apps enabling officers to carry out checks and file crime reports, are expected to help officers connect to police systems whilst working remotely and reduce bureaucratic burden. It will also allow them to access the systems without the need to return to a police station and log on to a computer. Previously, when officers dealt with a crime, they would have to return to base to record details of an incident on the appropriate systems and complete paperwork.
Police to be given phones to tackle crime in £21m project
Around 10,000 police officers will be issued with mobile phones to help file reports and carry out checks using apps as part of a £21m project. The devices, which will help officers connect to police systems whilst working remotely, are expected to be in use to aid operational duties by spring 2020. It will allow them to access the systems without the need to return to a police station and log on to a computer.
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