NPD bring online new technology to increase ‘operational efficiency’ through pilot project
The city’s police force is stepping further into the digital age and embracing “cutting-edge” technology aimed at increased operational efficiency and public safety, says the NPD’s deputy chief.
Raj Saini said the Nelson Police Department (NPD) is launching a “ground-breaking” pilot project to introduce Intelligent Mobile Patrol (IMP) software, designed and developed by the Canadian company Digital Mobile Incorporated.
“This software will facilitate a seamless transition for our officers from traditional, paper-based notes to electronic notes, marking a significant leap forward in modernizing our historic duty notetaking process,” said Saini in a press release.
The IMP software will be used on mobile phones, mobile workstations and desktop computers, creating a connection to databases.
“This integration is poised to streamline operations, create efficiencies and enhance the overall effectiveness of our police force,” Saini added. “The adoption of the Intelligent Mobile Patrol software aligns with our commitment to embrace innovation for the betterment of public safety. We believe this technological advancement will empower our officers, allowing them to perform their duties more efficiently and effectively.”
In addition, Intelligent Mobile Patrol gives officers a secure means to take supplementary photos and recordings, he pointed out. Those new functions allow a greater transparency and credibility to officer notes, with time-stamped entries and increased legibility.
Features of the Intelligent Mobile Patrol app include:
- a cross-platform solution, enabling officers to use smart phones, mobile devices and desktop computers;
- full evidential integrity due to a patent-pending cryptographic feature;
- technology allowing for officers to verify notes in court;
- officer workflow design, including arrest forms;
- offline functionality for when officers are in remote locations;
- speech-to-text note taking so officers can have their hands free;
- investigator notes allowing for a complete digital investigative workflow;
- ID/driver’s license details imported into the respective forms; and
- leveraging the power of data, through immediate access to submitted notes.
Source: Nelson Police Department