The Innovation Lab of the Baden-Württemberg police was opened in Kehl. Among those present were Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU) and State Police President Dr. Stefanie Hinz. The short form of the facility is iLab.
“The central goal of the iLab is to make innovative technologies available to our police officers more quickly. In future, we want to test several innovative technologies annually in the iLab and make them available to all police officers in the area after a successful test phase. In this way, we are establishing a culture of innovation that allows for experimentation, even the failure of ideas, in order to quickly advance innovations,” said the Stuttgart department head. Currently, service smartphones and electric vehicles for patrol duty are being tested in the iLab in Kehl.
“Our aspiration in Baden-Württemberg is to have a police force that is as modern as it is efficient. Our police force has the largest vehicle fleet within the state administration. We are aware of the responsibility this entails in terms of climate protection. We have therefore continuously increased the number of electric vehicles in the police force and are now testing the possibilities for units that rely on the vehicles in continuous operation,” said State Police President Dr Stefanie Hinz.