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NCJ Number: 222223 Find in a Library
Title: Cellular Communications Gets a Boost
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:January 2008  Pages:86,88,89
Editor(s): Mary Erpenbach
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses cellular communications enhancement for law enforcement.
Abstract: Cellular telephones have significantly changed communications for law enforcement officers. Today, officers rely on cell phones for critical communications and everyday operations. An effective means of improving cellular communications for police and other emergency services personnel is to use products that enhance cellular services. Many law enforcement agencies use amplifiers and antennas to extend service into remote locations, improve the quality of voice and data communications, and reduce the number of dropped calls for critical communications. Increasingly, law enforcement officers are using mobile communications systems that provide real-time data management and reporting to police in squad cars in the field. Patrol officers use laptop computer systems to receive dispatch assignments, search records for criminal histories, verify license plates, and enter incident reports and traffic citations. Using wireless air cards to receive cellular signals, these laptop computers can help police perform better and make efficient use of their time in the field. With cellular enhancing equipment in place, law enforcement officials now have reliable cellular communications in the field and in the office, when and where they need it most.
Main Term(s): Mobile radio equipment; Police equipment
Index Term(s): Communication techniques; Communications; Effective communications training; Mobile digital communications; Police telecommunications systems; Telecommunications; Telecommunications equipment; Telephone communications
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