BlackBerry's have to make police work on the streets more efficient.
The dutch police is going to buy thousands of extra BlackBerry smart phones to make the work of officers patrolling the streets more efficient.
Officers can spent a full 30 to 60 minutes of a workday patrolling the streets instead of doing office work thanks to the use of a BlackBerry.
1 officer, saves between 30 to 60 minutes a day, that would be like 45 average for the sake of argument.
That would be like: 5 days a week, 45 minutes, that's 3 hours and 45 minutes saved a week, do this a whole year long 52 weeks, of witch they, let's say, 6 non working, so there is 46 left, is still 172.5 hours, so that is 7,18 full days of extra time for those cops to do their work on the streets instead of doing paper work in an office...
And picture that calculation x thousands of cops, so that is actually a pretty great result I think, I get more "cop-on-the-streets-fighting-crime-hours" for my taxes
Edmonton, Alberta Police are heavily entrenched in BB usage, All sworn officers are issued a BlackBerry as there personal device. Same estimates as other police forces in terms of savings of in office time.
Well, the savings include the Broadcast Messages, sending a BOLO or department message to all officers simultaneously, that's pretty effective. Especially when you know that officers can miss radio calls easily, but BBM will deliver. And the ability for officers to have others on their shift to communicate without tying up the radio, even to ask a simple question would be great, also.
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Used to use them all the time when i work security in the less then lovely St. James Town apartment complex (most densely populated 2 block area per capita in North America) we would BBM each other suspect info as we lurked in the shadows waiting to nab morons in the act. also was a great tool for alerting about supervisors coming on site.
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