The State Government is set to provide $34.6 million for the roll-out of personal issue mobile smart devices to police officers.
The funding will deliver 3,500 handheld computer devices with a suite of applications that will ensure access to crucial policing functions in the field.
The mobile devices will give police faster access to more accurate information to make decisions, resulting in improved officer safety and public safety outcomes.
Officers will be able to perform tasks such as identity checks and the recording of statements whilst out in the field.
Police Minister Michelle Roberts said it's important for our police to be equipped with the latest technology.
"These smart devices will streamline police work and free up officers to spend more time in the community." Minister Roberts said.
This announcement comes on top of $15.4 million already committed towards the roll-out of personal body armour to frontline officers and $1.9 million for number plate recognition technology.