Because VoIP and cellular calls may not be tethered to a piece of real estate, it may be more time efficient for officers responding to have a longitude/latitude position location to which they respond. They could update their location by checking their wrist computer.
The patrol officer carries a lot of things already. This list of patrol officer essentials should give the working officer some good ideas about essential equipment.
Editor's Note: For facts on Hepatitis C, visit www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/fact.htm. To learn about GIS and GPS/GIS integration, visit www.gis.com/whatisgis/index.html or www.gisdevelopment.net/technology/gps/techgp0019b.htm.
Lindsey Bertomen is a retired police officer who teaches Administration of Justice at Hartnell College in Salinas, California.