South Sioux City Police Find Network A Key Tool
South Sioux City, Neb., has a municipal wireless Internet that enables the police department to watch footage from any of the 135 city-wide mounted cameras through a laptop, while for instance sitting in a patrol car.
South Sioux City is a large town of less than 12,000 residents and while use of the city wireless is free for city employees, city residents have to pay $40 per month for access.
City Communications Director Lance Martin says the city also saves money from having free Internet access, and the police department says the wireless access on the road helps police offers share information.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Omaha World-Herald (NE) (08/13/06); Sloan, Karen .