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10-30-06, 10:57 AM #1Rookie
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Looking for any information on departments who may be using Palm Pilots for Law Enforcement purposes. Please send any info. or ideas relating to this
Robert J. Johnson
Eunice City Marshal's Office
10-30-06, 12:22 PM #2
The Memphis Police Department doesn't use Palm pilots, but uses Ipaq PDA's and the like from verizon wireless, complete with a wireless thermal printer for printing tickets out for violators, NCIC and local checks can be run using the PDA's, and various reports including crash reports can all be completed and wirelessly submitted all on the pda.
I don't have any info on who you should specifically talk to though. Maybe one of the other Memphis guys on here may, or I can get it for you if your not asking specifically for the Palm.
If you are only looking for Palm specific info, then:
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10-30-06, 01:04 PM #3
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10-30-06, 03:00 PM #4
Don't know of anybody who uses a palm pilot, we all stick to the laptops.
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10-30-06, 03:56 PM #5
Can't help you out on that one, but welcome!Former member of the LNC
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10-30-06, 04:17 PM #6Rookie
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Thanks for the love
Thanks for the Info. I'll be looking around, any info I find I'll pass on to you.
10-30-06, 04:47 PM #7
10-30-06, 04:51 PM #8
i have my own palm thingy...
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10-30-06, 05:49 PM #9
We use Blackberry's or cingualr pagers for texting purposes as well.
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10-31-06, 09:03 AM #10Rookie
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Just curious...why exactly are you looking for all this info?
My mother is a school teacher, and the shcool has issued a palm pilot to her. Over the weekend I was playing with it, and thought of some possible ideas, that it may be used for. But if there aren't an overwhelming number of Agencies using it, then my ideas must not be realistic, or else everybody else would have gone to this. At this present time, my agency does not have the benefit of Computers in the cars, therefore, I'm looking for any tool to assist us.
11-02-06, 08:11 PM #11
we just got the ipaqs. we use them for accidents and are in the process of using them for citations and tow sheets "shortly" but you know how state orginizations are.In memory of Carlos Borland.
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The suspect was apprehended later that day. He was convicted of Trooper Borland's murder and sentenced to death.
Trooper Borland had served with the agency for 1 year.
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11-02-06, 08:14 PM #12
We only have computers in our cars. Some have the ancient Toughbooks with Windows 98, but they're being replaced before Christmas with brand new computers with separate touchscreens and keyboards (I don't know the brand...). Some of our newer cars already have those, and they're greatAlpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
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11-04-06, 07:20 PM #14
Hola. We have Toughbooks in the car, and I have a Blackberry (department issued) that runs names plates and so on. It is still part of a pilot program but it is nice. I carry my own pda and I have all of the Illinois and Chicago Codes/Laws as well as the 65 million general orders, special orders, department notices, bulletins, complaints and so on, in it.
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