North Wales Police has collaborated with creative digital agency Sequence to design a new Android smartphone app. Police officers will use it across North Wales while on patrol, to improve efficiency across the force.
The app was developed with the aim of helping police officers make faster and more informed decisions by connecting them to critical information and data through their smartphones. It offers quick access to critical information, ensuring better data accuracy and supports a more seamless and effective service.
Richard Shearman, solutions director at Sequence, said: “We’re excited to be working within the entire North Wales Police region from Caernarfon to Holyhead to Wrexham, and helping to make policing – and the lives of those officers using the app – easier. Using the app, officers can be more efficient in their day to day work, no matter what their level of IT competency.”
Deputy chief constable Gareth Pritchard at North Wales Police said: “Reducing the bureaucratic burden on frontline police officers is a key priority for us, so any way in which we can support this to increase efficiency and make administrative tasks easier and less time-consuming, will be a huge benefit to North Wales Police and the communities which we serve.
“Technology is constantly developing and evolving so it’s important that we engage with modern approaches to policing and adapt our ways of working to ensure we offer the best possible service. We have worked closely with the team at Sequence to develop this new app that is bespoke to the particular challenges we face. We are very pleased with the solution that has been offered and look forward to feedback from frontline staff as the app is rolled out and further functionality is added.”
The custom-built app, running on Samsung devices, has been released to all frontline officers across North Wales. It will give officers instant access to critical information and records held centrally that will enable them to record, update and disseminate information from the scene.
Sequence was established in 1995 and has offices in both Cardiff and London. It works with a wide range of clients from across the UK including The Royal Mint, VisitBritain, Disney, Honeywell and Pinewood Studios.