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New software to aid police communication
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Dec 26, 2013 | 1422 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officers using CloudCop keep their shift logs and can do all their reports in their patrol cars. The software program also lets them know the location of their fellow officers.
Officers using CloudCop keep their shift logs and can do all their reports in their patrol cars. The software program also lets them know the location of their fellow officers.
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The Gray Police Department took another step into the technology age last week that improved the safety of its officers and the public at no cost to taxpayers.

Chief Adam Lowe stated in a Dec. 20 interview that the department has installed CloudCop from Courtware Government Software Solutions on the computers of each of the city’s patrol cars.

He said the software was purchased with technology funds generated by a $10 surcharge on city traffic tickets.

Lowe said the program costs $28 per computer, and when installed, places a GPS in the vehicle. The benefit of the GPS is for administrators and officers to know where the units are located at all times. The system also has a history capability.

GPD Major Chris Williams explained that the program operates in real time using satellite technology.

“One of the biggest benefits is for the officers on patrol to know where each other is,” Williams pointed out. “The screen is detailed enough to be able to tell in which space the car is parked in a parking lot.”

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