Fourth force chooses SAFE solution


West Mercia Police has rolled-out Saab’s unified command and control system, SAFE.

Saab describes the ‘next generation’ solution as replacing traditional control room systems with “a single, modern, intuitive software application that streamlines business and operational workflow.” Functionality includes command and control, GIS, radio and telephony, and contact management.
West Mercia is the third force to successfully adopt the technology in the space of a year, and the fourth in the UK overall.  
Speaking of the deployment, West Mercia deputy chief constable Julian Moss said: “This was a complex programme replacing eight legacy control room systems with a single, modern platform. The new SAFE solution should enable us to deliver a more efficient and enhanced service to the public, across the three counties the force serves.
“The COTS solution has been configured to match our ways of working. We are realising the benefits this unified solution brings in helping to streamline our operational and business processes.”
Magnus Lewis-Olsson, Head of Saab UK, said: “SAFE is now live across West Mercia’s two control rooms, with more than 140 workstations, and an additional 240 clients located at front desks.
“With over 3,000 officers and staff using the SAFE web and SAFE mobile apps, every officer can now benefit from direct access to operational and incident management information.”

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