“You have the right to remain silent” could get a whole new meaning. Especially for Lieutenant Frank Drebin, who always has his Blackberry set on vibrate.
I just read a quick article about cops being equipped with Blackberries and now I wonder if this is really news. It sounds like an obvious idea to me, but maybe having civil service use equipment from such specific providers like RIM isn’t that easy, so it took a while to happen. I know the cost and bureaucracy would render such an idea impossible in Brazil.
The application is called… PocketCop 3.5. Of course it’s an obvious name, they didn’t really have much choice, did they?
BIO-Key International announced today a new application for BlackBerry smartphones called PocketCop 3.5. The application allows officers to get information directly from the department’s computer-aided dispatching system and allows the officers to send updates directly to the dispatch system in return. PocketCop can be deployed over-the-air and updates are applied automatically. The PocketCop system is scanner proof as well keeping criminals who may be listening to a police scanner in the dark until officers are ready to make themselves known.
Does that mean cops will let go of donuts and get addicted to Blackberries now? Anyway, when I see this picture of Detective Olivia Benson and look at that belt I always think “Blackberry”. Don’t you? 😉