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Pronto rolled-out to Sussex and Surrey officers

Surrey and Sussex police forces have kitted-out 3,000 of their frontline officers with Airwave’s Pronto application as part of a joint mobile working project.

Pronto is described by Airwave as: ‘a complete digital replacement for an officer's paper notebook, operational processes and forms’. It is designed to offer remote, mobile access to all key policing systems, reducing the need for officers to return to the station during their shift.

According to a joint statement released by Airwave and 02, the new extended regional deployment follows a six-year partnership already in place with Surrey Police. It will see 1,250 Surrey officers and 1,750 Sussex officers using the solution.

Discussing the project, Surrey deputy chief constable Gavin Stephens said: “We are seeing the beginnings of a fully digitised criminal justice system, from incident to court room. What’s aspirational in digital policing and collaboration between forces in some parts of the country is now reality here.”

Phil Jefferson, MSSSI vice president, sales and service UK and Ireland at Motorola Solutions, said: “Surrey Police was one of the first forces to embrace Pronto. Over the past six years we’ve worked closely with their officers to evolve the software to make it as useful and usable as possible.”


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