Wiltshire Police has announced the deployment of Motorola Solutions’ digital policing application Pronto in a move it claims will help officers integrate critical information from multiple police databases.

According to Motorola, officers using Pronto will be able to use their mobile devices to efficiently capture incident details, such as those related to road collisions and traffic infringements, rather than traditional paper notebooks.

By using the advanced mobile policing solution reports can be shared securely with back office systems, while officers remain in the field. Data and images are auto-populated into relevant fields across multiple policing applications and forms to eliminate duplication, improve data consistency and better comply with criminal justice requirements.

Deployment of the new Pronto application forms part of Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Plan 2022–2025 which sets outs plans to provide its 2,000-plus officers and staff “with appropriate technology tools to help better serve and engage with its population” of more than 700,000 residents across the unitary authorities of Wiltshire and Swindon.

Fergus Mayne, UK country manager at Motorola Solutions, said: “Developed in Scotland, Pronto has become the one of the most widely deployed mobile policing applications in Great Britain, trusted by more than 66,000 users.

“The modernisation of work processes has allowed the country’s police forces to cut down on administrative and travel times, saving an average of two hours per officer per shift allowing police officers to spend more time in their communities.”

Wiltshire Police is the latest UK force to deploy Pronto, with Police Scotland first equipping its frontline officers with mobile devices running the software in 2019. The Force estimated that use of Pronto had freed up over 670,000 hours of officer time in the first year of deployment.

Author: Richard Hook