Smarter working programme

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What progress has the Met made implementing its smarter working programme?  Please set out the timeframe by which all police officers will have access to a tablet, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a new Met Intranet on the go.


Answer for Smarter working programme

Answer for Smarter working programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We have ambitious plans for 'smarter working' within the MPS, and the rollout of laptops to 10,000 officers has begun, with around 1750 devices issued to date. The rollout of tablets will commence in September this year, and at a rate of 1000 devices a month, this should take a year to complete. The tablets are Wi-Fi and 4G enabled.

The Wi-Fi roll out in buildings has commenced and is aligned to the tablet roll out and estates strategy.  The software and apps available to officers will continue to develop throughout this period.

The Smarter Working Programme is moving into phase three of the intranet replacement.   This will explore the best solution to replace the current intranet.  The ambition is to create a digital collaborative space that can be accessed by all staff across the organisation and support changes in working practices, technology and our workspaces.