Some Seattle cops use old-fashioned pedal power to patrol, but they are also using high-tech wireless information in their work. Blackberry devices are used to quickly retrieve information about possible suspects. Officers can track and retrieve information like license plates, vehicle and firearm registrations.
â€œIt saves the officers a great deal of time to instantaneously get records,â€ said Jim Johnson of the foundation. â€œIt would have taken hours to get before.â€
Due to the success, the test program started last year has now a total of 40 Blackberrys as opposed to only 5 when the program first started out.