O2 are to provide mobility solutions to the Derbyshire Constabulary
O2 are to partner with Airwave in a bid to provide a range of solutions to the Derbyshire Constabulary officers on its frontline.
The new solution will equip more than 1,500 officers with new smartphones and essential applications, the officers will also have access to Airwave's 'Pronto Policing' suite of mobile applications.
Pronto synchronises any information captured by officers on the frontline with back-end office systems. Airwave claims that this system helps to dramatically reduce the form-filling process, thus enabelling officers process information anywhere and at any time.
The Pronto solution has been trialled before with an unnamed mid-sized police force. During that trial around 60,000 witness statements were processed - this saved on average 27 minutes and £42 per statement.
Steve Norris O2's managing partner of its Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Practice has commented on the new partnership saying, "Derbyshire Constabulary is forward thinking and this partnership is an excellent example of how collaboration and connectivity can enable true flexibility and efficiency cost savings through streamlined work processes."
"The new smartphones and applications will have a positive impact not only on the force but the community too."
Derbyshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Chris Haward also commented on the new solution stating that, "Our aim is to help our officers become more flexible than ever before, reducing the number of hours they spend in the office and making sure their time is being used in the most valuable way."
"Instead of travelling to and from the police station to enter information into systems from paper notebooks, the officers can send and receive information directly from the frontline."