Milford Police add New Technology to Scan Driver's Licenses
A $68,000 grant allowed the police department to introduce computers in cruisers that will scan driver's licenses.
Editor's Note: The following press release was distributed Friday by Milford Police.
The Milford Police Department announces a technology upgrade for its cruiser fleet.
The department recently installed nine new mobile data terminals (MDT’s) to its fleet, bringing to 11 the total number of cruisers equipped with computer tablets. The nine MDT’s that were replaced were in use for 10 years and performed well but, but they had reached their limits.
The new units were purchased from Patrol PC of North Attleboro with grant monies totaling approximately $68,000 after the competitive bid process. They are rugged duty PC tablets built to withstand extreme environments and heavy use. They are loaded with Windows 7 and have the capacity to upgrade and expand in the future.
In addition to the new MDT’s the department installed ID readers in nine of its cruisers provided by Advanced ID Detection (AIDD) of Medway.
This technology gives the police officer the ability to take an ID or drivers license and put it into a card reader similar to an ATM.
The reader will upload the demographics into the PC and then determine whether the license is phony. The information is then easily transferred into the departments Record Management System (RMS) with the press of a couple of buttons. This new technology improves efficiency and accuracy. It allows the officer in the street to perform the same tasks as the police dispatcher and will lessen the burden on them by providing the patrol officers with more tools needed to perform in today’s environment.