Trial sees Pronto integrated with DVLA database for suspect identification

Motorola Solutions has announced a successful trial that provides police officers with access to driver's license images with Motorola Solutions’ Pronto digital policing application. It has also announced the integration of the company’s Edesix body-worn cameras into Pronto via the company’s digital evidence management system, CommandCentral Vault.

The trial, which was performed by Surrey and Sussex Police allowed officers access to driver's license images at the roadside, helping them quickly identify whom officers had stopped for traffic offences such as uninsured vehicles or speeding violations. the trial reduced the time taken to identify a driver, once stopped, from 16 minutes to just five minutes, through the images supplied from the license database. More than 1,400 images were accessed during the 12 week trial (that began in mid-August). It which is now expanding to more officers throughout the Force.

According to Ian Williams, senior consultant, Motorola Solutions (former chief inspector and digital policing lead at West Yorkshire Police), this capability “will be rolled out more widely in the near future”.

Sgt. Dan Pascoe at Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said: "The ability to securely receive Driver and Vehicle License Agency [DVLA] images through Pronto enables frontline officers to quickly confirm the identity of a driver, speed up stop checks and deal with drivers in a more professional and expeditious manner."

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