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Surrey Police order additional Pronto electronic notebooks

Date: 01st December 2011
Topic: News
Manufacturer: Motorola Solutions
Tags: Airwave, Kelvin Connect

Surrey Police are to equip a further 500 of their officers with Pronto, the electronic police notebook and information management package from Kelvin Connect, a company of the Airwave Group.

Kelvin Connect describes Pronto as a comprehensive, flexible, mobile information solution that streamlines and transforms core police business processes, putting the front line first. Case studies have proven the business case for Pronto, it says: Lothian & Borders Police, who have been using the product for over four years have reported yearly savings of more than £600,000.

Nigel Rees, managing director of Kelvin Connect, said: “The roll-out of Pronto across Surrey will build on the initial deployment and support the goal of delivering benefits to the force, both in terms of enhancing support to front line officers as well as realizing significant cashable and non-cashable savings in the back and middle office through the streamlining of processes.”

Electronic conviction

Surrey Police has already rolled out Pronto to 380 of its officers, who are currently undergoing product training. With the additional users, more than two-thirds of their officers will be using Pronto.

Pronto is also being used as part of the NPIA’s Electronic Witness & Signature Pilot Project in partnership with the Crown Prosecution Service.“The aim is to prove that we can streamline the process and improve the experience for the witness or officer, while enhancing the authenticity of the digital evidence”, explained project manager Inspector Kevin McCarthy, 

The first case using electronic witness statements was recently won by the Crown Prosecutor at Redhill Magistrates Court in Surrey. 

“The officers are trained to use the Motorola ES400 handheld device, as well as the suite of software”, says Nigel Rees, of Kelvin Connect. “The device enables users to search multiple databases simultaneously after entering the minimum mandatory search fields relating to a single nominal, vehicle or property item”

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