Mobile App (10912/17)

Request

I would like to understand if your police force uses a mobile app and if so, its associated costs. If there are multiple, I am specifically interested in understanding about the use of workforce apps used by officers day-to-day.

E.g. Police E-Box at Northumbria Police. Link: https://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/latest_news/2016/03/24/northumbria_police_invest_in_new_technology/

If possible, can you provide the following details in your response, please?

Name:

The name of the off-the-shelf product or public name of the internal solution.

Supplier:

If your app is purchased from a 3rd party or developed bespoke.

Cost:

Annual expenditure. (Annual development cost or license fees for the app)

Platform:

Android, iOS or Windows.

Lifespan:

How long has the app been in use for? If it’s a licensed product, when does this license expire?

Response

Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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