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


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.”

Other News

57 minutes ago

Profits at ladies clothing retailer Bonmarche have tanked by nearly a half in the first six months of 2018.

The continuing uncertainly over life outside the European Union led to the birth of a “living document” assessing its potential impact in Norfolk’s biggest Brexit stronghold.


A parish council is considering adding more beach huts to a scenic cliff-top spot as it looks to new ways to make ends meet.

Hundreds of villages in the region are at risk of becoming “fossilised” and trapped in a cycle of decline due to failures in planning policy, a report has found.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:33

A road rage incident in Great Yarmouth saw a man leave his car and try and get into another driver’s car when it was stopped at traffic lights.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:17

A woman who was wanted by police on recall to prison has been found in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Norfolk Police

A woman thought she was going to die as her ex-partner stamped on her head twice and broke her nose, a court heard.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Yesterday, 17:24

Emergency services were called to Great Yarmouth town centre after a disused lamp post caught fire on Monday afternoon.

Read more
Rescue Service
Yesterday, 11:02

The most prestigious annual celebration of business excellence in the Great Yarmouth borough, the Spirit of Enterprise Awards, will culminate this Friday in a glittering trophy presentation ceremony.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 5°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy