States of Jersey Police has signed a three-year contract with Motorola Solutions in order to deploy the latter’s Pronto platform. The move is part of the force’s new mobile working initiative ‘SMARTpolice’.

It will be the first time the solution has been deployed outside mainland UK, where just under half of a potential forces are currently using the technology. The platform is designed to enable officers to carry out business-as-usual tasks such as taking witness statements while away from the station, without the need for a notebook.

Speaking of the roll-out, States of Jersey Police deputy chief officer Julian Blazeby said: “Our goal was to get officers to spend more time out in the community, and less time with paperwork. With Motorola Solutions we believe we have found a partner with proven experience in public safety mobile solutions, and high flexibility in solving for our specific needs.”

Phil Jefferson, Motorola Solutions vice president for Western Europe and North Africa, said: “We are proud to partner with States of Jersey on the mission of digitising police work. This deployment demonstrates Pronto’s flexibility as a platform supporting Police forces of different sizes and needs.”

Author: Philip Mason