- New managed service mobility solution for at least 10,000 police officers in Victoria, Australia
- Solution saves time on frontline reporting and leads to more visible and effective policing
- AUD $50 million contract to run for a minimum of five years
Melbourne, Australia – Thursday, 13 April 2017 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) will provide a new mobility managed service to Victoria Police to help increase situational awareness, safety and productivity for frontline officers.
The service will place real-time information at the fingertips of at least 10,000 police officers equipped with iPads and iPhones, helping them manage their daily work more safely, efficiently and productively.
The technology will also help Victoria Police to preserve its mission-critical radio communications for essential emergency communications by removing lower priority traffic from the radio network.
This investment represents a major goal within Victoria Police’s Capability Plan 2016-2025, which highlights the way the force will transform its service delivery to be more “agile, responsive, people-focussed and connected” as well the organisation’s Blue Paper: A Vision for Victoria Police in 2025, which outlines how the force is “improving capability through workforce reform and technology.”
The holistic managed service contract is valued at more than AUD $50 million and will run for a minimum of five years with the potential to extend to 11 years. The solution includes, mPol, a mobile application developed by Gridstone, the Collingwood-based mobile application developer that Motorola Solutions acquired in November, 2016.
This application platform has been successfully implemented by Queensland Police and will be tailored to meet the specific needs of Victoria Police.
Motorola Solutions will lead a consortium of service providers to deliver the contract including:
- Optus: who will provide the carrier network solution to enable police officers to stay connected to critical information while on the move
- CompNow: who will supply the Apple mobile devices, logistics and device repair services
Motorola Solutions Vice President and Managing Director Steve Crutchfield explained the technology solution “would provide Victoria Police with a reliable mobility solution and services to enable frontline officers to access core operational applications from mobile devices.”
“Many public safety and enterprise businesses today are looking to improve the way they manage their daily workflows through the use of mobile applications that can simplify their most complex work challenges,” Mr Crutchfield said.
“We will provide Victoria Police with a mobility managed service that is highly secure, reliable and helps to free up more time for frontline police to work in their communities where they are needed most,” he said.
John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business said, “Providing reliable and efficient mobile connectivity opens up a gateway of new capabilities for public safety agencies.”
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