In future, Brandenburg police forces will be able to record cases initially using their smartphones. The basis for this are two apps that offer mobile case processing as well as information and research options. They can be used to locate scenes of operations and crime scenes as well as traffic accidents, to record the facts briefly using the dictation function and to assign file numbers directly. Police queries can now also be made by service smartphone. Interior Minister Michael Stübgen (CDU) said: “Digital police work is an important component of a modern security authority. In the future, Brandenburg’s police forces will be able to use their smartphones as a matter of course to record incidents. The two new apps not only save time, but also prevent media disruptions and time-consuming double entries.” Additional paperwork would be reduced.
And Police Commissioner Oliver Stepien added: “The challenges and opportunities of digitalisation are also changing the work of the police. With the introduction of police-specific apps, we are taking an important step towards efficiency and modernisation. In doing so, it is important to ensure quality and, above all, the security of citizens’ data.” Four more apps are currently in the planning stage.