Motorola's Pronto Solution Will Be Deployed In The Scottish Police

Date:Jan 25, 2019


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As part of a three-year agreement, the Scottish Police will promote this communication technology to 10,000 officials nationwide.

January 22, 2019 - Motorola Solutions received a three-year contract to extend its Pronto digital surveillance application to 10,000 officials in Scotland. The contract is part of a broader agreement between the Scottish police and EB Group's EE to provide its national wireless communications solution.

Pronto was originally developed in collaboration with the Scottish Police, the Royal Office and the Office of the Prosecutor in the early 21st century and is part of the University of Glasgow project. The latest version of Pronto's digital policing software is currently being used by 20 police officers and 40,000 police officers in the UK, Wales and the Channel Islands. Earlier versions are also used in parts of central Scotland.

The Pronto app will replace the police's traditional paper notebooks and other documents that they currently carry with them. Officials will be able to fill out reports of incidents such as crimes, road collisions and traffic tickets directly on mobile devices, and record witness statements, then submit them automatically without having to return to the station.

They will be able to record data and images according to criminal justice requirements and automatically populate information in relevant areas of multiple applications and forms to avoid duplication.

Officials also have direct access to local and national police databases such as the Police Command and Control System, the Scottish Criminal History System and the Police National Computer. Better and faster access to this information will help them save valuable time identifying suspects and offenders and helping to better protect citizens.

Pronto allows the police force to reduce the administration of one to two hours per shift and the travel time of each police officer. It saves costs and has saved about £7 million through the modernization of its processes.

The deployment of this deployment by the Scottish Police is  an important step in addressing the priorities identified in the Force's “Police 2026 – Serving the Changing Scotland” strategy, which is designed to meet the changing needs of  the  local community and to make the police team more  visible and  Efficient. It will also help to reduce “yo-yo police”, where the police continue to move back and forth between the  front line and the police station to complete management tasks.

“Our first priority is to ensure that the Scottish police spend as much time as possible in the local community. By deploying Pronto, we reduce the time spent by officers on administrative tasks and paperwork, and increase the time spent in the community. "Scottish Police Assistant Sergeant Marscom Graham said. “Pronto allows our officials to obtain important information from the police system when they leave the police station, improving their accuracy and effectiveness in dealing with accidents, resolving crimes and assisting victims.”

“We are very proud to see that we are now complete. This world-leading Policing mobile data solution was born in Scotland and has now expanded to the wider UK and is now home,” Regional Solutions Manager, Motorola, UK and Ireland Phil Jefferson, vice president of Western Europe and Northern Europe, said. Africa. “We are delighted to have a long-term partnership with the Scottish Police and the Scottish Criminal Justice System and look forward to working closely with the Scottish Police and the BT Group to complete this exciting project.”