An interview by:
" First we have
computers in our patrol cars. A few years ago we had "dummy" computers.
That is, we could input information, like typing a message to a dispatcher
or other officer, then send it to that person, via radio wave.... that
is all. You could not load a program or use them in any other way. Now
we use a lap-top computer.... the computers are loaded with Microsoft Office
97, so we can use them to write reports, make presentations for civic groups,
and other related projects. The really cool thing is that these computers
are connected via a technology called TCP/ IP.... just like folks at home
or work use to dial-up and connect to the internet!, But it goes one step
farther, we do that with radio waves too!!
Now, I can produce a Word document, send e-mail, check for wanted persons, drivers license and vehicle registration info, all from my mobile office- my patrol car. And its very fast too! From the time I press the "send" button, after I finish typing my info, to the time another officer gets my message, or I get a return from the DMV on a persons driver information, is about 10-15 seconds!
Pretty fast huh!"
Special thanks to Ralph Brown
This is just the technology that police use for communication and to find some of there information they need, as you've just read.
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