NIJ Examines Impact of Mobile Technology on Law Enforcement

The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice recently announced an article online that discusses how the use of mobile broadband technology improves law enforcement operations. The article provides valuable guidance for agencies considering installing a wireless network.

Public safety agencies are moving toward using dedicated wireless networks to improve information sharing with other agencies, decrease paperwork, and improve response times. However, they are often challenged with planning and integrating the technology into agency policy and practice. This research provides the guidance and best practices needed to ensure successful outcomes and maximum benefits from technology improvements and lays a foundation for future research to further examine their impact on police operations.

The full article, “Mobile Broadband Data Access Has Positive Impact on Police Operations", can be viewed here.

 
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