NYPD turns to tablets to help fight crime

The New York Police Department plans to launch a pilot program in the coming months to equip officers with tablet computers loaded with a mobile application with access to the department's Domain Awareness Program. The department hasn't determined the number of tablets or who will get them, but it says the data available to the officers will depend on their specific duties. "Just about everything I can access in my office, they will be able to access in their patrol car, on their walking beat, as they're responding to a crime," Commissioner William Bratton said.

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