For any police department, the ability to access, share and act upon the right data is critical for saving lives. Much of this data is geospatially enabled to allow police forces to see precisely where activity is occurring and what type of response is taking place.
The New Zealand Police are deploying smartphones and tablets featuring Intergraph’s new Mobile Responder app to more than 6,000 frontline officers.
Linked to Intergraph’s industry-leading computer-aided dispatch software (I/CAD), the Mobile Responder app will help New Zealand field officers use smartphones to access critical information required for more informed decision-making.
In announcing this effort, the Prime Minister of New Zealand said that the mobile technologies would help police “access vital information that will help them prevent crime, catch criminals and protect New Zealanders.”
And this effort will have other significant benefits. For example, the New Zealand Police estimate that officers will now spend more time in the field, reducing significant amounts of paperwork and increasing productivity by 30 minutes per shift. This amounts to 520,000 hours each year or $304.8 million (NZD ) in productivity savings over 12 years.