U.K residents revealed that they would prefer police departments to have additional safety technology.

The research indicates that 89%  said that they support investments in technology to free police to engage with their communities, with emergency backup call handling systems, software to pinpoint locations and modern report writing systems. Nearly as many (85%) said that sharing data and information in real time with neighboring police forces and partner agencies would enable even more crime prevention and resolution.

Ninety-three percent of residents would like their local police force to have a backup emergency dispatch system in case of outages; this can be addressed through cloud-native technology. Sixty-seven percent of the group said that would provide them with an increased feeling of safety during emergencies.

Eighty-seven percent said that more opportunities for police to engage with young people through community sport and school programs could help solve recruitment issues.