North Rhine-Westphalia Police delivers mobile innovation to its employees and residents
The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Police is the largest police force in Germany with 50,000 police officers serving about 19 million people. The NRW Police uses technologies that benefit their constituents, and mobile technology is one of them.
They already use Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office and SharePoint technologies and it recently added the Windows Phone to their IT-approved list of smartphones for their employees because it met their security requirements and worked with their existing infrastructure.
"The Windows phone is a great platform to integrate all the Microsoft technologies we have on-site. Security is very important for us. We evaluated the Windows Phone platform and think that functionalities like Remote Wipe or the policy possibilities, meet our security requirements so we look forward to using those technologies in the field,” says Andreas Lezgus, Police Director of the North Rhine-Westphalia Police.
Recognizing the power of delivering breaking news and information to mobile devices for their constituents, NRW Police worked with expectare, a Microsoft partner, to build an app that delivers breaking news, search warrant issued, and police station locations to their employees and users.
NRW Police and expectare were able to design and build the app in a week because of their familiarity with Microsoft technologies and developer tools.
“In the future, we want to integrate services we use today on the internet platform like criminal reports or online recruitment and put it on the windows phone platform. We evaluate different platforms on the mobile field and we think that the windows phone platform is a great platform to deliver our solutions,” says Lezgus.
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