Police have placed 20 defibrillators within roads policing vehicles to help save lives in Essex.
Inspector Jason Dearsley said: “A key element of being of an officer is to preserve life and the defibrillators will help us try and save people who are in the worst possible situation.”
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, welcomed the news.
He said: “It’s vital equipment that simply makes the difference between life and death.
“With more police officers being available in our communities and out on our roads they can be there quickly and help save someone’s life.”