Officers on the Street Have Access to Critical Data with MobileCop(R)
WALL, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced a $335,000 contract award from the Baltimore (MD) Police Department ("BPD") for additional licenses of BIO-key's MobileCop software for its fleet of patrol vehicles. BPD has been a BIO-key customer since 2000.
With this award, more officers on the street will be able to directly query multiple federal and state databases for outstanding arrest warrants, stolen vehicle reports, sex offender status and other data critical to officer safety as well as law enforcement. The MobileCop mobile data solution also delivers driver photographs from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and mug shots from Baltimore's arrest warrant database to aid officers in positively identifying a person of interest.
Without the MobileCop software in the patrol vehicle, an officer at a traffic stop would be required to radio a request to the BPD Communications Center for a dispatcher check on a license plate or driver's license and report the results back to the requesting officer. "Extending MobileCop to more officers significantly reduces the workload on our busy dispatchers," said Frank Zapushek, BPD's mobile data System Administrator. "At the same time, it allows officers on the street to get critical information they need more quickly, which greatly increases officer safety."
This mobile data system expansion was made possible through the
assistance of the Montgomery County, (MD) Police Department, another
MobileCop user agency, which made available excess laptops at no cost to
BPD. In addition to outfitting additional patrol cars, BPD is now able to
assign MobileCop-enabled laptops to detectives who need to be able to
access mobile data
|SOURCE BIO-key International, Inc.|
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