SINGAPORE: Officers under the new Community Policing Units in Tampines and Bukit Merah East are now equipped with tablet computers.
The trial, which started on Monday, involved some 35 officers.
The tablets are pre—loaded with crime prevention materials that officers can share with the public.
Officers can also use the gadget to collate and share information recorded during their patrols.
Police said currently, such officers spend a significant amount of time performing routine administrative tasks after the end of their shifts.
The tablets’ function of automating these tasks will make the work easier for officers.
The Community Policing Units (CPUs) are an expansion of the previous Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) Community Liaison and Preparedness teams.
CPU officers conduct foot and bicycle patrols and are assigned to specific beats.
Tampines and Bukit Merah East NPCs are the first two centres in Singapore to receive the new CPUs.
Plans are underway for six other NPCs to receive the units by the last quarter of this year.
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