Police Data Will Be Shared
In a project funded by the Central Region Homeland Security Council, 20 Massachusetts police departments will share information with each other using a records management system.
Through the use of an Internet-based private network, officers from one area, using a computer in either a station or a cruiser, can access data from another area without having to submit a query and wait for a response. The system even uses voice recognition so officers on patrol can run a search while driving.
The central region is one of five homeland security districts in Massachusetts, and police officials said that the system may eventually be expanded to include other regions.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Telegram and Gazette (02/07/07); P. B1; Lee, Brian.