Glasgow Police Mobile Devices
Police officers in Greater Glasgow are now using mobile devices that enable them to connect to police systems whilst working remotely.
16:35 13 November 2019
Police officers in Greater Glasgow are now using Samsung Note 9 devices that allow them to connect to police systems whilst working remotely. Previously, officers have to return to their station to record details of an incident and complete paperwork. Using the devices, they can spend more time within communities, engage with members of the public, support victims and focus on crime prevention.
Chief Superintendent Hazel Hendren, divisional commander for Greater Glasgow, said: “The addition of mobile devices is a great benefit to our officers and the communities of Greater Glasgow.
“Officers are able to spend more time on patrol as well as increasing their visibility, engagement and accessibility to members of the public. Mobile Working also brings increased efficiency because officers no longer have to return to police stations to complete administrative tasks or file crime reports.
“Members of the public may see officers working from their devices in a public place or at an incident - this is part of their operational duties and means they can be more visible within the communities they serve.”
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “I am pleased that Scottish Government capital investment was able to support the introduction of this technology and I’m delighted to see its roll-out in the Greater Glasgow area.
“Being able to access information at their fingertips means officers can react promptly to a range of issues, so they can spend more time working at the heart of communities, providing reassurance to members of the public.”