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Frontline police officers in Norfolk to be equipped with tablets and mobile phones

PUBLISHED: 13:16 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16 05 September 2017

Pictured from l-r: Sgt Tom Mann; PC Keith Bristo (Norfolk Police Federation); PCC Lorne Green; Chief Supt Mike Fawcett. Picture Norfolk police

Pictured from l-r: Sgt Tom Mann; PC Keith Bristo (Norfolk Police Federation); PCC Lorne Green; Chief Supt Mike Fawcett. Picture Norfolk police

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Norfolk Constabulary have taken another step in equipping its officers with the latest technology.

Over the next three months, 1,500 uniformed officers across Norfolk and Suffolk will be issued with a Samsung tablet and Nokia phone. The tablets will enable officers to work remotely, update crime systems, review live incidents, update victims and liaise with partner agencies on-the-go, tasks that would normally require officers to travel back to the station.

The rollout will be delivered alongside the distribution of body-worn video cameras which started in May this year.

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies have budgeted £1.2m to equip the officers with the devices.

Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green said: “This is a crucial investment for Norfolk Constabulary. These devices will free up officers’ time, enabling them to direct more attention to their operational roles.”

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