Technology will help reduce bureaucracy, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said, as the force unveiled its latest strategy in digital policing.
The head of Scotland Yard added:
We are going to use technology to stop crime, arrest offenders or help victims. We need to keep police officers out of police stations and reduce bureaucracy. Digital policing will help us to do this.
The Metropolitan Police has published its vision of how it will use technology to transform crime fighting in the capital.
The force is set to invest up to £200 million over three years into new technology, as part of the Total Technology strategy.
According to the report, it is said to cut ongoing IT costs by 30%, allowing officers to spend more time catching criminals and helping victims.