Visible policing on the up as promised!

Really heartening talk with frontline officers yesterday about the new mobile tablets. Great to hear genuine enthusuasm and even better that the aspirations I had two years ago is starting to happen.

They are saying that the latestrelease of Apps police processesthat make the biggest practical difference so far to providing all they need out and about instead of having to return to police station to use a desktop computer.

The data shows there's been a rise in time spent out and about by officers in the last two months but judging by what the guys said about the latest release of Apps they could be the ones that make the big difference to local visibility of policing.

That extra 250k hours of community policing I want to see seems entirely achievable bit sooner than we thought. Useful half hour at the sharp end!