Police Taking Tablets on the Streets in £25k Tech Test

By Gary Cutlack on at

10 lucky policemen down in Sussex Police's Lewes department are to get tablet computers to help while away their days, thanks to a cost-cutting initiative that hopes to improve police efficiency by giving them tabs.

The trial, which cost around £25,000 and is being funded by the National Policing Improvement Agency, wants to help the guinea pig coppers to "react quickly and effectively" when out of their paroles, granting them access to witness statements, email, a crime recording tool and more through a modern tablet interface.

Due to "reasons of commercial confidentiality" Sussex Police isn't naming the type of tablet used in the test, but in this austere day and age we'd hope it's something nearer to a £99 Android model than a 64GB iPad. [The Register]

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