Isle policing will improve with more technology, claims Commissioner

Police should be more visible on the streets of the Isle after new investment in to mobile technology, claims Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove and Humberside police.

South Yorkshire Police Officers
South Yorkshire Police Officers

A sum of £1.8m in Government funding has been secured by the force to provide more top notch mobile handsets to police officers and PCSOs.

Further funding for updated technology has been promised in 2015 to 2016.

Mobile wireless tablets were trialled across both Humberside and South Yorkshire regions. The technology allows police officers to access secure police systems and speed up on paperwork and service in general.

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove said: “The public constantly tell us they want to see officers out on patrol in their communities but there will always be administrative duties they need to carry out. At present our officers are constantly pulled back in to police stations as our IT is static and outdated. The average person on the street has more information on the Smartphone in their pocket than a police officer carries.

“Not only will the new technology bring us into the 21st Century, more importantly it will increase the visibility of our officers at a time of reducing staff numbers.”