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Police: Electronic Equipment

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in providing front-line police officers with electronic hand-held devices to assist in reducing officer time away from such duties. (142198)

Many forces are trialling the use of hand held devices, with support and guidance from the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). Through the NPIA, the Home Office has directly funded mobile data trials in progress in six forces.

These trials will enable national standards to be created and provide valuable assessments of operational benefits; the time saved by officers not having to return to the station; and the differences between the bearers and devices in different situations.