Cleveland Police goes mobile

Cleveland Police will be rolling out mobile working solutions to its entire force of 1,400 officers in a new contract with Steria.

Nov 13, 2008
By Paul Jacques
Assistant Chief Constable Ben Smith

Cleveland Police will be rolling out mobile working solutions to its entire force of 1,400 officers in a new contract with Steria.

The £7.9 million Project CUPID (Cleveland Universal Police Information Device), to be delivered in partnership with Beat Systems, will enable Cleveland Police to access and input information in the field, enhancing intelligence-led policing and letting officers spend more time on the beat.

Project CUPID goes live next month, providing all operational officers with the ability to query and submit data remotely. Accessing information at the point of need will dramatically improve the effectiveness and speed with which Cleveland Police can react, while also reducing paperwork.

The initiative is at the heart of Cleveland Police’s ‘Putting People First’ strategy.

“Both Cleveland Police Authority and the force are dedicated to investing in and supporting our staff with the skills and equipment they need to deliver the professionalism that the public deserves”, said Chief Constable Sean Price.

Officers will be able to access back office systems and processes over a mobile device. The ‘forms’ system will enable Cleveland Police to search and update over multiple databases, including the Police National Computer (PNC), Command and Control, DVLA and its Records Management System, while the crime and intelligence process enables the submission of intelligence logs, warrant logs, crime logs and tasking while on the beat.

“Mobile working will be a significant factor in changing the way policing is carried out in the future”, said Paul Sellick, Director of Public Authorities Group at Steria. “We are excited to be helping Cleveland Police ensure the provision of a more efficient and effective service for the citizens of Cleveland.”

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