Victoria Police Go Mobile to Boost Workforce Safety (Learn More)

Motorola Solutions is providing 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 solution will also help reduce the duplication of data entry by officers while increasing workforce collaboration by sharing vital information between frontline personnel and their colleagues working in control rooms.

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.

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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 organization’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.

Steve Crutchfield, Motorola Solutions’ VP & Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand
Steve Crutchfield, Motorola Solutions’ VP for Australia and New Zealand

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,” added Mr Crutchfield.

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
John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business

“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.

“Providing reliable and efficient mobile connectivity opens up a gateway of new capabilities for public safety agencies,” said John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business.

“Optus is pleased to collaborate with Victoria Police and Motorola Solutions to support digital connectivity and improved productivity of Victorian police while on-the-go.”

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