Victoria Police has completed its $50 million rollout of Motorola Solutions managed services which hands 10,000 police officers access to mobile devices with smart apps.

The announcement was made yesterday at Critical Communications World in Kuala Lumpur.

Motorola said this partnership gives police officers in the field a technological edge increasing situational awareness, safety and productivity on the front line.

The service includes device management, support, repair and replacement services.

Motorola said the technology delivers immediate operational information to police in the field while helping to preserve mission-critical radio communications for when they are needed most.

The holistic managed service will run for a minimum of five years with the potential to extend to 11 years and is valued at more than $50 million.

The solution includes a mobile application developed by Gridstone, the application development firm Motorola Solutions acquired in 2016.

Gridstone develops mobility solutions for public safety agencies, governments, and enterprise.

Steve Crutchfield, Vice President and managing director of Motorola Solutions said the rollout of the technology was completed two months ahead of schedule.

He said, “Victoria Police’s frontline officers now have access to data when and where they need it most and can manage their essential daily tasks more safely and efficiently.

“For example, the application can provide vital information to officers before they enter a potentially dangerous situation.

“In the future, the application will also free up officers’ time, enabling them to complete crime reporting and administrative tasks in the field instead of back at the station.”

Victoria Police are also deploying Motorola Solutions’ high-resolution, cloud-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology for 220 of its highway patrol vehicles.

The cloud-based ANPR technology enables police to rapidly scan through thousands of vehicle number plates to identify dangerous and unauthorised drivers in real-time.

This helps police to detect stolen and unregistered vehicles and crack down on offenses including traffic violations, speeding and more.

Motorola Solutions also manages the networks that provide Victoria Police with mission-critical radio communications and narrowband data services.

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