Police Scotland Award 3-Year Contract to Motorola Solutions

23rd Jan 2019

Motorola Solutions received a three-year contract to roll out its Pronto digital policing application software to 10,000 officers across Scotland.  The contract is part of a broader deal between Police Scotland and EE, part of BT Group, to deliver its national mobile working solution.

Pronto was originally developed in collaboration with police officers and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in the early 2000s as part of a project with the University of Glasgow. Twenty police forces and more than 40,000 officers across England, Wales and the Channel Islands use the latest version of Pronto. An earlier version is also used in parts of Central Scotland.

The application will replace the police officers’ traditional paper notebooks and other documentation they carry with them. Officers will be able to directly fill in reports on their mobile devices for incidents such as crimes, road collisions and traffic tickets, as well as record witness statements, and then automatically submit them without having to go back to the station.

Officers can directly access local and national police databases such as the Police Command and Control system, the Scottish Criminal History System and the Police National Computer. Police forces using the technology save between one and two hours of administration and travel time per officer, per shift, Motorola said.

“Our top priority is ensuring that Police Scotland officers spend as much time as possible policing in their local communities,” said Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham, Police Scotland. “Through deploying Pronto, we’re reducing the time officers spend on administrative tasks and paperwork, increasing time spent in the communities. Pronto allows our officers to access vital information from police systems when out of the police stations, improving their accuracy and effectiveness while dealing with incidents, solving crimes and assisting victims.”


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