Police Family Harm App Wins Award

July 19, 2018

A phone app designed to help frontline Police staff better respond to family harm incidents has been recognised with a win in this year’s national Excellence in IT Awards.


The development team spent hundreds of hours shadowing frontline officers to get a sense of the realities involved in attending a family harm episode.


Since the app went live in May, there have been around 14,000 family harm episodes

recorded nationally.


Superintendent Rob Cochrane, Director of Mobility, says thanks to the app there are more officers out and about, spending more time visible in our communities and making a difference to all New Zealanders.


It’s estimated the app will replace approximately more than 1.5 million pages of paperwork.


Each family harm episode used to require a 12-page form to be filled in.




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