Every frontline police officer in Staffordshire is to get a smart phone or tablet as part of a mobile technology programme which will "give them the information they need at their finger-tips".
Staffordshire Police said the initiative would "keep police on the beat" and mean fewer trips back to their offices to complete paperwork, submit reports or statements and access files.
It is hoped the technology will free up an extra 250,000 hours of police time on the beat a year - the equivalent of an extra 100 officers on duty.
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A campaign to keep people safe on a night out in Stafford is being launched today.
As part of the 'Be Aware, Be Safe' campaign booklets designed to fit into wallets and purses will be handed out, giving information on taxi rank locations and alcohol unit guidelines.
Police believe a body found in woodland in Stoke-on-Trent is that of missing man Paul Woodcock.
He had been reported missing from his home in Meir on 9th August.
The body was found in woods close to football pitches off Whittle Road in Meir yesterday morning.
A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out over the coming weeks to establish the cause of death.
The two men arrested in connection with the death have been released without charge.
Two men have been arrested after a body was found in Stoke-on-Trent.
Police have also confirmed in the last few minutes that the body is that of a man.
A 41-year-old and 26-year-old are being questioned by officers.
Police were called to woodland, near to football fields, on Whittle Road, in Meir at 10:15am this morning.
The area remains cordoned off.
Police say human remains have been found close to football fields in Meir in Stoke-on-Trent.
Officers and forensic investigators are at the scene on Whittle Road after being called at 10:15am this morning.
A police spokesman said: "The scene and a number of approaches to it have been cordoned off, for officers to assess the situation and begin their inquiries there. We expect work to continue at the scene. "
A body has been found near playing fields in Stoke-on-Trent.
Police were called by a member of the public to Whittle Road in Meir at 10:15 this morning.
The scene remains cordoned off while police investigate.
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Police say they're becoming increasingly concerned for a 13-year-old girl from Stoke-on-Trent who's been missing for four days.
Bethany Hughes, from Gilman Street, was last seen on the evening of Saturday 12 July on Chorlton Road, Birches Head.
She is described as white, 5ft 5in tall and of medium build. She has very long black hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.
She is thought to be wearing dark jeans, a black leather jacket, black trainers and a black and pink cap with the word ‘Brooklyn’ on it.
Anyone who has seen Bethany or anyone who has any information about her whereabouts is urged to call Staffordshire Police immediately on 101 quoting incident number 953 of 12 July.