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INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Mobile Technology

Western Australia Police Force enhances safety with Motorola

A new mobile policing application from Motorola Solutions is helping all frontline officers with Western Australia Police Force ( WA Police ) to work with higher levels of safety and efficiency .

OneForce Core is a feature-rich application that puts essential information at officers ’ fingertips and enables them to complete a number of different tasks on the go .
Inspector Andrew Henderson from WA Police ’ s Digital Policing division has an important message for Western Australia ’ s community members who observe officers looking at their mobile devices .
“ You may have noticed that a lot of our police officers are spending more time on their mobile phones ,” Henderson said .
“ They ’ re not on social media , they ’ re accessing important information that keeps our police officers better informed while keeping themselves and the community safe . “ We receive our daily jobs on our phones and can also look up offenders ’ details and check on custody matters . Previously we had to manage these tasks from police vehicles .
“ This new technology means we spend less time doing administrative work at the station and more time out in the community serving Western Australians .
The new technology represents a major initiative from the 2019-2020 Western Australia state budget to build stronger , safer communities with fresh ideas and new resources to fight crime .
The solution is part of the government ’ s AU $ 34.6 million commitment to roll out personal mobile technology to free up more time for police officers working on the beat .
Con Balaskas , Managing Director for Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand , said the new mobility solution is streamlining the management of WA Police ’ s daily operations while giving it greater flexibility to respond to peak events and emergencies .
“ The application provides greater collaboration , co-ordination and situational awareness between control room workers and first responders in the field .
“ That means WAPOL can place its valuable resources wherever they are needed most , as well as make faster and more accurate decisions in critical moments .” p
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