Finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solution provider Bio-key International has announced that it will provide mobile data solutions to the Harrisonburg, Virginia police department in partnership with software provider DaProSystems.
According to Bio-key, the department is deploying MobileCop, its wireless query and messaging solution and reporting tool along with DaProSystems’ Mobile FR field reporting tool in laptops across the police department’s patrol vehicle fleet. This would offer secure communication with the dispatch center, query state and federal criminal justice databases and enable submission of field reports on-scene from within the vehicles.
The company said that the current contract is the first phase in the development of a planned regional mobile data system.
Allowing officers to obtain information on outstanding arrest warrants and stolen vehicles directly without the assistance of a dispatcher and enabling them to complete incident reports while in the field rather than the station will make our entire department more productive and effective, said Dan Claytor, captain at Harrisonburg police department.
Last year, Bio-key and DaProSystems partnered to provide CAD/RMS and mobile data services update for field access to databases in New Kent County, Virginia. It deployed web-based regional data sharing software to implement a crime analysis solution.
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