Motorola Solutions has finished deploying a new mobility managed service to Victoria Police, as part of an effort to dramatically increase situational awareness, safety and productivity for the Force’s front line staff.
Under the deal, the state agency’s officers have received 9,398 mobile devices tricked out with smart applications aimed at providing them with a technological edge to protect community safety.
The Chicago-based critical comms specialist said its end-to-end managed service – which includes a range of device management, support, repair and replacement capabilities — allowed Victoria Police personnel to direct their attention to their core policing role
The service also features a mobile application developed by Gridstone, the application development specialist snapped up by Motorola Solutions three years ago.
Motorola Solutions said the rollout enabled Victoria Police to meet a key goal as part of its BlueConnect program Connecting police and the community through technology – a A$50 million managed service which will run for at least five years , including an option to extend to 11 years.
Motorola Solutions Vice President and Managing Director Steve Crutchfield said the rollout of the technology was completed two months ahead of schedule.
“Victoria Police’s frontline officers now have access to data when and where they need it most and can manage their essential daily tasks more safely and efficiently,” he said.
“The application can provide vital information to officers before they enter a potentially dangerous situation,” added Crutchfield.
“In the future, the application will also free up officers’ time, enabling them to complete crime reporting and administrative tasks in the field instead of back at the station.”
Richard van der Draay is in Kuala Lumpur as a guest of Motorola Solutions