“The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will start using a popular gadget to help deputies communicate with each other and track criminals,” Jamar Younger reports for The Arizona Daily Star. “The department has entered into a two-year contract with AT&T to receive about 200 iPhones that will be distributed to deputies.”
“Deputies will be able to do more than make calls, download program applications, send text messages and surf the Internet,” Younger reports. “The phones will come equipped with a special application called Coplink, which will allow deputies to access information on suspects and their mug shots.”
Younger reports, “Deputies will have access to data such as a suspect’s previous arrests, case records, crime statistics and Google Earth, which will help with investigations and initial response times, said Lt. Michael O’Connor, commander of the department’s violent-crimes and targeted-offenders unit.”
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