The British Transport Police (BTP) has responded to Gordon Brown’s call for suggestions on technology and its real life benefits to policing.
The incoming prime minister said he had asked Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, to work with individual forces to identify technology that makes a difference. He then invited individual officers to make recommendations based on their experience.
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Andrew Watson CIO at the BTP said he has already submitted details to Sir Ronnie Flanagan of how mobile data devices have positively improved the effectiveness of officers.
“Having deployed 400 PDAs, it has been independently verified that officers are spending on average 51 minutes per shift longer out of the station. This is a perfect example of how appropriate technology has been able to assist front line policing.”
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