Mobile tablet devices for frontline police officers

A typical tablet used by Police. (from qld police archives)

Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, welcomed the roll out of 34 mobile tablet devices for frontline police officers in two Area Commands on the Central Coast on September 2.

The mobile tablets will simplify the process of issuing infringements and allowing officers mobile access to police systems. Already 900 devices from the Mobile Policing Program have been delivered to Local Area Commands across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Policing for Tomorrow fund and now another 1300 will be rolled out state wide. In 2016-17, $36 million was allocated towards programs like this one as part of a $100 million commitment over four years. The Brisbane Water Local Area Command will receive 18 tablets while the Tuggerah Area Command will receive 16 tablets.

“This will make a huge difference for regional policing” Mr Crouch said. “These devices simplify the process of issuing infringements so offi cers don’t have to return to the station which equates to spending more time out on the beat. “It will be of particular benefi t to offi cers patrolling our mountains district who have to travel long distances to return to their station to complete administrative tasks,” he added. Officers will be able to issue infringements electronically via email or mobile text message rather than having to return to their station.

Media release, Sep 2, 2016 Debra Wales, Office of Adam Crouch MP