The use of mobile data
computers in the roadside environment is the fastest emerging
technology tool to assist law enforcement.
Thousands of patrol vehicles throughout New Jersey are already
equipped with computers.
The New Jersey State Police is in the midst of deploying mobile
data computers to outfit marked and semi-marked (stealth)
The complexity of integrating the components onto the vehicle
while avoiding the "clutter" has been very challenging.
The uses of this technology are only limited by the imaginantion
and cost factors.
Identification of suspect
or missing/unidentified people can be readily accomplished
in the roadside environment. This will assist law enforcement
in ridding the streets of fugitives that may previously have
Some of the services / uses of
this technology are:
Compatibility with NCIC 2000 fingerprint and mugshot
Identification and location of missing children
Increased Computer Aided Dispatch functionality
Automated Vehicle Location (AVL)
Automated data collection used with bar-coded driver's
license and registration
Mapping for directions to motorists and incident /
Increased public safety communications between agencies
Incident command cooridination through integrated
Increased information availability with decreased