Cleveland signs £7.9m mobile data deal with Steria

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Cleveland signs £7.9m mobile data deal with Steria

Antony Savvas

Cleveland Police has signed a £7.9m deal with Steria to deliver mobile working solutions across the entire force of 1,400 police officers.

Project Cupid (Cleveland Universal Police Information Device) will be delivered in partnership with Beat Systems, and will allow Cleveland Police officers to access and input information in the field, enhancing intelligence-led policing and letting officers spend more time on the beat.

Project Cupid goes live in December and will provide all operational officers with the ability to query and submit data remotely.

Accessing information at the point of need will dramatically improve the effectiveness and speed with which Cleveland Police can react, while reducing paperwork will allow officers to spend more time in the community preventing and detecting crime and bringing offenders to justice, said the force.

The initiative is at the heart of Cleveland Police's Putting People First strategy.

"Both Cleveland Police Authority and the force are dedicated to investing in and supporting our staff with the skills and equipment they need to deliver the professionalism that the public deserves", said chief constable Sean Price of Cleveland Police. "Our partnership with Steria will ensure that Cleveland Police remains at the forefront of modern policing and crime fighting."

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