New technology to keep police on streets for longer

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11:24am 13th February 2018

North Yorkshire Police officers have been given new technology to help them fight crime.

The kit, known as a 'mobile office', allows officers to send evidence back to the station from the scene of a crime.

The tablets and smartphones are equipped with specially-developed software that significantly cuts down on desk time and allows teams to spend more time policing the communities they serve.

The first officers to use the devices have already hit the streets, with more frontline officers and PCSOs receiving the new devices this year, which allow them to:

  • Gather and build evidence at the scene of a crime, including photos, videos and other documents, and upload it to police systems immediately
  •  Search a number of police systems without having to return to the police station, giving them more access to data at crime scenes or while out on patrol
  • Compile, submit and share files with colleagues from anywhere, which cuts down on travelling time and desk time
  • View a live map that shows the incidents happening nearby and further afield, and indicates where their colleagues are.

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