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Title: Cellular Mobile Telephones in Police Patrol Cars
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:56  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:50-54
Author(s): M Q McGough
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Cellular mobile telephones have increasingly become standard features in police patrol cars in St. Petersburg (Florida).
Abstract: Their use has contributed to time savings, better decisions, accelerated investigations, quicker apprehensions, more solid cases, earlier release of innocent suspects, closer supervision, increased officer availability, improved officer safety, a more professional image, and more satisfied St. Petersburg citizens and officers. Cellular telephones are compared with conventional radios, their use as an extension to conventional radio equipment in association with portable modem-equipped computers is described, and other advantages of the cellular telephone in the St. Petersburg patrol car are enumerated.
Main Term(s): Police cars; Telephone equipment
Index Term(s): Florida; Telecommunications
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