By Richard Wright
Monday, October 1, 2012
THE way Isle of Wight police collect evidence is set to be speeded by a new, time-saving computer application.
The Smartform app will be introduced across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by the end of the year after a pilot in Gosport was successful.
It is designed to enable police officers to spend more time on the beat by using digital technology to take witness statements at the scene.
The Electronic Witness Statement system allows first accounts to be recorded directly on to the electronic incident record. Half the 8,500 statements taken by Hampshire police officers every month are handwritten, which means officers must then return to their stations to scan statements in order to record them on the force’s records management system.
Taking witness statements electronically during the pilot enabled officers to complete paperwork 15 minutes faster er and saved more time by not having to return to police stations.
Staff will also no longer be required to retype statements for court.
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