£3.4M tablets ‘will speed up policing’
DAY-TO-DAY policing in Macclesfield is being transformed after officers were issued with a new Microsoft tablet.
Cheshire Police will hand out Surface 3 tablets to 1,675 officers across the force.
The gadgets which costs £3.4m aim to speed up policing by enabling officers to capture digital evidence and upload statements without having to head back to the station.
It will help speed up investigations and improve the quality of evidence gathered, allowing officers to do more with their time and spend more time working out in communities.
Supt Matt Welsted, who runs the force’s digital policing programme, said: “Officers can now spend more time out on the streets while also doing some of the many other tasks required of them. The digital world is a tremendously fast-moving area, but the move to tablets puts us in a great place both now and in the future.”
David Keane, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “The full roll out of the tablets is a positive step in ensuring we have a police service fit for the future and illustrates investment in technology that supports officers in the community.”