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Former Cleveland and Lincolnshire Police Officer, Paul Cooper talks about his mobile app being used by police forces and the app’s latest award win in London.

Paul Cooper left his policing career behind in October 2016 due to the spiraling success of his mobile app, Pocket Sergeant which was developed by Middlesbrough-based Sockmonkey Studios. The app is primarily aimed at police officers and staff which makes their role on the frontline easier.

Pocket Sergeant won the gold award in the Mobile App category at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016. Winning the award meant Paul was invited to the Digital Awards Champions 2017 event at the prestigious BFI Southbank, London. Here, Pocket Sergeant faced other gold award winners from other Digital Awards schemes.

Pocket Sergeant won gold on 9 February after racking up the most public votes and was the only nominee from Cambridgeshire to take gold.

Paul who now lives in Market Deeping, Peterborough is delighted at the level of recognition his mobile app is receiving. The app has received a lot of recognition on social media too with existing police officers recommending Pocket Sergeant to their Chief Constables and key decision makers amongst their digital teams.

“There are now over 16,000 Pocket Sergeant followers on Twitter alone. Over the last month, Twitter has been going crazy with police officers bringing the app to the attention of their key decision makers. As a result, this has raised the app’s profile. There are now numerous police forces using the app on handsets issued to their front line officers. I have received inquiries from others,” Paul states.

There are many products out there who offer information or reference tools to police which are mainly web based. Paul says, “I am currently reaching out to organisations to collaborate. Often, when organisations come together, the best ideas are created. I want to continue doing good but on a larger scale.”

Pocket Sergeant has over 22,000 users and this is growing rapidly month on month.

Paul is currently offering free trials to police forces throughout the United Kingdom.

Priced as £3.99, Pocket Sergeant is currently available on the Apple and Google Play Stores. Find out more information about the app by visiting the website directly at www.pocketsergeant.co.uk.

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