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NCJ Number: NCJ 231552     Find in a Library
Title: Broadband Boosts Access, Mobility in Brookline
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Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 3
  Annotation: This article describes Brookline, Massachusetts’ innovative broadband police network.
Abstract: A suburb of Boston, MA, Brookline houses the Nation’s only dual 2.4/4.9 GHz broadband network providing the police municipality with blanket coverage. With this network, there is essentially no difference between the capabilities of the desktop computers in the station and the laptops in the police cruisers. The new capabilities include real-time access to Brookline’s computer-aided dispatch system, and the network provides the ability to control video feeds, allowing the city to deploy mobile cameras in areas where there have been a number of incidents or where crowd control is needed. With 4.9 networks requiring many nodes to provide coverage, Brookline’s vendor has provided equipment that is deemed very efficient in terms of performance, as well as cost effective. This article presents an overview of this broadband network effectively utilized by the Brookline suburb of Boston.
Main Term(s): Police telecommunications systems
Index Term(s): Dispatching ; Police information systems ; Police equipment ; Science and Technology ; Patrol ; Policing innovation ; Computer aided dispatch ; Massachusetts
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-MU-MU-K261
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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Reprinted from TechBeat, Summer 2010
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