11/14/2009

New tech gives Va. officers crucial info quickly

By Kristin Davis
Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK, Va. — The victim speaks only Spanish. The officer who responds knows only English. A dispatcher scrambles to find an available, on-duty officer fluent in both.

Chesapeake police say that's the old way of doing things. Starting next month, all patrol officers will be able to instantly access such information on laptops inside cruisers.

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