The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, September 9, 2013, that California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a computer application “app” for law enforcement. This app would be used on cell phones and tablets. The purpose would be to get an individual suspects information from state and federal databases. From the databases police officers would know if the person is on parole or probation from their hand held device, not by returning to their patrol car or the police station. It saves time and gives them more information at an instant. San Francisco tested this app with 600 officers, and noticed improvement in their performance. The Los Angeles Police Department will try the app later on in the year. Security steps to access the app vary, including encryption, passwords and disabling copying or screen saves.
CBS Los Angeles reports on the new “app.”
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