MobileCop(R) Software Is Force Multiplier for Shelbyville Police Department
WALL, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced the award of a contract from the Shelbyville, IN Police Department ("Department") for the Department's first mobile data system. Using MobileCop(TM) software, BIO-key's wireless messaging and query solution, officers on the road have instantaneous access from in-car laptops to state and federal law enforcement and motor vehicles databases. Shelbyville joins the Indiana State Police and more than forty other municipal and county law enforcement agencies in the state already using MobileCop.
The MobileCop implementation is especially timely, with the imminent opening of the Indiana Live! Casino in Shelbyville. When completed, the casino will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the closest casino to Indianapolis, less than 30 miles away, it is expected to dramatically increase traffic and other law enforcement-related activity for the Department's patrol officers and its dispatch center staff.
With MobileCop in their vehicles, patrol officers can check vehicle registrations and drivers licenses without having to call the dispatch center -- freeing dispatchers to handle emergency calls, and delivering critical information directly and more quickly to the officer on scene.
MobileCop is expected to increase the total number of hours officers are on the street and on patrol by as much as 5%. All officers have department-issued take home vehicles. Since they can now read roll call, check email, and perform other administrative functions right on their in-vehicle laptops, they don't need to regularly check in at the station at the beginning or end of their shifts.
"MobileCop gives us the ability to stretch our available resources
|SOURCE BIO-key International, Inc.|
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