Police on the beat more across Nottinghamshire thanks to new app

A new policing app has been created to help free up frontline staff across Nottinghamshire.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 9:59 am
Chief Constable Craig Guildford has praised the creation of the app.

The Victim Care app, developed in-house by Nottinghamshire Police, is being installed on all frontline officers’ phones.

The app shows a bespoke display of all the cases an officer is investigating and alerts them when a victim requires updating.

This in turn removes the need for officers to go back to the station – and update the crime system separately meaning they can continue to be out on the beat.

This saves administration time for officers who would have traditionally had to trawl through computer systems in order to find contact details and latest case updates and it keeps victims updated.

The app handily consolidates all this information, allowing officers to call victims through the touch of a button and it automatically updates to the crime system.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford has praised the creation of the app and shared how it has already made a positive difference to the force.

He said: “As a force, we are always looking for innovative, effective and efficient ways to improve our service to the public.

“Whether it be through the Victim Care app, the force’s drones team or our recently acquired mobile fingerprint scanners on our response teams, I am incredibly proud of how officers and staff have embraced change, or in the case of the app, created something themselves to improve efficiency and service.

“The app is a convenient and time-saving piece of technology that ultimately means more time patrolling the streets and keeping people safe. In terms of saving, especially for response officers, it is quite significant when you consider workloads.”

This is not the first technological innovation Nottinghamshire Police has embraced over the last 12 months.

Recently, the force announced the introduction of new mobile fingerprint scanners.

Constable Guildford added: “It is a combination of these things when you add them all up that means you are saving ten minutes here, five minutes there, and keeping officers out on the streets.”