New cloud tech keeps police officers on the streets

Lincolnshire Police introduced new cloud technology meant to save officers one hour every shift.

Working in partnership with Motorola, police officers now have new mobile app on their smartphones to file crime reports.

The investment of close to £6 million is estimated save around £1.8 million in time spent by officers recording crimes every year.

“Pronto” has been developed by Motorola and is the first cloud-based system of its kind used by a UK police force.

An officer’s notepad and pen will be replaced under the new system with a mobile phone and access to the police database.

Police crime recording is set to become more efficient.

Before Pronto was implement, officers would have to take notes and bring them back to the police station to record crimes.

Now they can do their work while they are out in the field talking to witnesses and victims.

Marc Jones, Police and Crimes Commissioner, said: “It’s been a high priority to ensure frontline officers can be deployed quickly and with the right equipment.

“That means that officers can spend as much time as possible in the field reassuring communities, preventing and fighting crime.

Officers will spend less time at the police station.

“Our drive to provide cutting edge technology to the force is about making sure we provide the most efficient and effective service.”

Lincolnshire Police have gave Motorola a ten year contract to deliver “Pronto” across the force.

Phil Jefferson, Motorola Solutions vice president, said: “We’re very excited to extend our technology partnership with Lincolnshire Police.

“We will help them realise their long-term goals around technology to enable better policing.”