Cambridgeshire police have released a video of their officers working in the community
The footage shows how officers, equipped with mobile devices such as tablets and laptops, are able to work more efficiently away from their desks and spend more time out in the community.
The intention is to give an overview of what the force is doing and what it aims to move towards.
Chief Constable Simon Parr said: “Officers are spending so much time going backwards and forwards to the police station to get access to computers to take things they’ve written on paper and input them into one of our systems – this is just wasting time and that time should be better spent out and about in the community working with the public.
“Investing in this technology means officers have at their fingertips the information they need in order to do their job.
“It is of utmost importance to protect our frontline and this rollout is doing just that – it’s not increasing the number of police officers we have, but it will give them back the time they have previously spent in the stations, allowing them to spend more time out on the frontline.”