We met up with the representatives from the Baltimore Police department at WES 2010. The Baltimore police has gone mobile with the use of BlackBerry devices to fight crime. The department issued BlackBerry devices to their patrol officers to allow them to check for warrants and check identity through the use software on their BlackBerry. The officer out on patrol can be updated with area warrants, take pictures, map and track officer location.
* Officers take pictures
* runs background check right from BlackBerry
* Officer can input tag numbers and DL to the system for background checks
* Officers use the 8330, and tour, also testing the 8530
*Officers feel they gained a minimum of a half an hour a day due to faster turnaround time.
The Otterbox helped police keep BlackBerry safe from dogs chewing on it and cars running over them. The OtterBox cases keep the BlackBerry safe and attached to the officers utility belt.
Another feature the Baltimore police department uses is the expandable memory on BlackBerry with file encryption. This allows the officer to take pictures and keep the data safe in the BlackBerry.