Surrey Police, Sussex Police harness mobile technology

Airwave Solutions Limited, a Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) company, in partnership with O2, has announced that over 3,000 frontline Surrey Police and Sussex Police officers are now using specialist mobile technology to improve frontline policing and reporting, the company said.

The new joint project enables 1,250 officers at Surrey Police and 1,750 at Sussex Police to replace paper-based activities such as vehicle registration checks, speeding tickets, and tests for the influence of drugs or alcohol on drivers with intuitive digital forms on mobile devices.

Both forces have seen substantial time and cost saving benefits. Officers have saved up to two hours per shift, time that can now be better spent policing the streets and supporting the public. This modernisation of processes has enabled Surrey Police to cut costs by GBP 7m.

The new extended regional deployment follows a successful six year partnership with Surrey Police that has seen the Pronto e-notebook and suite of software applications deployed to frontline offers across both police forces. Pronto is a complete digital replacement for an officer´s paper notebook, operational processes and forms. It provides remote, mobile access to all key policing systems, ensuring officers can capture, reuse and validate information on the frontline while reducing back office bureaucracy and inefficiency.

Airwave delivers mission critical voice and data communications to organisations that provide vital public services — the police, fire and ambulance services, local authorities, health, utilities and transport providers.

The Pronto e-notebook and its suite of applications from Airwave deliver comprehensive and flexible mobile information solutions to sixteen police forces across the UK.

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom.