Local member welcomes Police Minister to expand the digital beat.
Member for Greenslopes, Joe Kelly MP was on hand with Police Minister Mark Ryan to inspect specially-enabled iPads called QLiTEs (QPS Lite Information Technology Exchange) now in use by local police stations.
As the Palaszczuk Government’s QLite rolls out across Brisbane, officers will have access to important information out on the road.
Member for Greenslopes, Joe Kelly said a targeted roll out of a further 1,400 QLiTE devices to frontline officers had begun, with Coorparoo and Holland Park police stations acquiring their devices.
“The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring our police have access to the latest technology to make their jobs easier,” Mr. Kelly said.
“That’s why as part of the rollout Holland Park station and Coorparoo stations are receiving 17 new devices to help police officers keep our community safe.”
“The roll out of these new QLiTE devices began in the Brisbane region earlier this month and will progress statewide until October”.
The increase in QLiTEs coincides with the highly anticipated QTasks Logging capability, which is due for release to all QLiTE users later this year.
“QTasks Logging will give officers the ability to quickly and easily manage their activity log in the field, saving time on routine administrative tasks and allowing officers to remain in the field longer, keeping the community safe.”
Mr. Kelly said officers previously had to return to their station to document an offence in QPS systems.
“The reporting delay could mean that if another officer came across the same offender, they may be unaware of the offence they committed earlier that day,” Minister Ryan said.
“Now both repeat and first-time offenders can be identified as well as processed on-the-spot." Minister Ryan said QLiTE continues to put the QPS ahead of other public safety agencies when it came to innovative and effective mobility.
“These capabilities help our frontline staff spend less time behind their station’s computers and more time in our communities keeping Queenslanders safe.”
QLiTE provides frontline officers with access to mobile applications to assist in daily duties that improve the capabilities and safety of officers. These applications provide real-time, in-the-field access to timely and accurate information.
QLiTEs officers to perform duties such as booking on and off at incidents, issue electronic infringement notices, submit reports in relation to missing people, deaths and crashes, view offender history and refer people to external support services – all while they are out on the road.