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NCJ Number: 200863 Find in a Library
Title: Police Cruisers Go Hands Free
Journal: Crime and Justice International  Volume:19  Issue:73  Dated:May 2003  Pages:29-30
Author(s): Daniel Mabrey
Date Published: May 2003
Page Count: 2
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the use of global positioning systems (GPS) in police cruisers.
Abstract: This article describes a scenario in which police officers responding to a call will soon be able to program an address into GPS in their police cars, automatically responding to calls in record time. Technology under development by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, called Project54, is striving to make this and other devices available to police officers in the near future. Early radio motor patrol cars had little more than emergency lights, a siren, and a two-way radio to enable police officers to fight crime. Project54’s main goals include improving the ability of police officers to collect and interpret data and to provide a seamless way to integrate the controls of all of the equipment within a police cruiser. The article describes Project54’s speech recognition capability technology, which would enable GPS in patrol cars to be hands-free technology. Soon police dispatchers will also be able to use a map to see where police officers are and from where 911 calls are being made.
Main Term(s): Future of policing; Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Computer software; Computer training; Computers; Patrol; Patrol units; Police computer training
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