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Sussex Police

For Sussex Police we’re trying to save about fifty million pounds a year over a five year period. We’re really trying to re-process the way that we’re delivering policing, in a way that is better for the public and costs less money.
Giles York Deputy Chief Constable, Sussex Police
  • Industry: Public Safety
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: BlackBerry® smartphones

Challenge

  • Provide up to date information for officers on patrol and in the community and avoid missing vital information
  • Access to confidential data through a mobile device
  • Office-based local and national databases meant that officers were being kept off the streets as they had to remain in the office to access information, reducing the amount of time they were spending in contact with communities
  • the only solution that was robust enough and provided that  level of security Sussex Police required is the BlackBerry solution
  • The police need to deliver high-quality services in a cost-effective way remaining visible to the community

Solution

  • BlackBerry® smartphones
  • BlackBery PlayBook
  • Mobile access via 20 or 30 apps including Stop & Search; Command & Control and Witness Statements

Benefits

  • Sussex Police looking to save over £50,000,000 in five years through process and delivery efficiencies
  • The BlackBerry® solution has helped improve victim and witness support
  • The PlayBook solution has received very positive feedback from users who have said that the solution has enabled them to provide a better quality of service