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Roads Policing Initiatives

ACTIVE Mobility

In December 2017 the first 50 members of An Garda Síochána in Limerick used Garda ACTIVE Mobility apps to allow them to access their email on the move, check a vehicle’s history and tax status, and allow them to work more efficiently with local business and community groups. 

Following a successful pilot in Limerick the initial launch of the Active Mobility Service, a key project under A Policing Service for the Future, took place on the 3 December 2019.

The device scans the registration plates and automatically returns relevant data. The device can also scan a driving licence and automatically return real time information on the roadside to the Garda. This has proved successful in identifying false or forged driving licences and disqualified drivers.

The Traffic App helps detect disqualified drivers, untaxed cars and stolen vehicles, all at the members’ fingertips. The Offences App provides offence details including penalty points and fines.

The Future

Deployment has begun, an additional 55 Gardaí received their devices on the 19 December 2019 in Kildare and DMR West Divisions. In total, 2,000 members have been nominated for a new device. They will be allocated and trained in this device before the end of January 2020 to Roads Policing Units Nationwide.

ACTIVE mobility