Robocop: Digital policing takes to the streets
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Robocop: Digital policing takes to the streets

Author: Sam Willet | Posted on: 1 May 2015

Police officers working in communities across Staffordshire have been issued smartphones and tablets to help cut down on paperwork and enable them to spend more time on the beat.

Each department in the force has a bespoke set of apps that tie in seamlessly with their processes. The vision is that they will spend less time in the office completing piles of paperwork, and more time out on the streets serving the local people and neighbourhoods of Staffordshire.

This video demonstrates how the technology will aid them in their daily duties, from instant access to national databases to important signatures being captured on the spot.    

A Staffordshire PCSO uses her tablet technology to report a missing smartphone

We produced a package of video content around this subject for both internal and external use. This particular video was uploaded to YouTube and directly to the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Facebook page. On that page alone, it has accrued an impressive 18,717 views, been shared 81 times and had 85 likes (although as this article points out, measuring views on Facebook isn't always the best metric as autoplay can skew the data).

The programme has only just been rolled out, but it will be interesting to see how this new technology will change how the police force works in the community.

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Author: Sam Willet

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Sam is a Producer and Client Manager at Ember Television. He has worked in online media since graduating with an MA in Film and TV from the University of Birmingham, and loves a good human interest story. You can contact him at [email protected] https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=294919697&authType=name&authToken=k-zK&trk=prof-proj-cc-name https://twitter.com/ember_samw
Robocop: Digital policing takes to the streets

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