NT switches to iPads to aid compliance and enforcement


Police cars fitted with iPads to check a driver’s personal information and vehicle registration at the touch of a button

July 15, 2013

Northern Territory Police has turned to using iPads to aid compliance and enforcement when conducting roadside driver checks.

Up to 60 police cars will be fitted with iPads to allow officers to check a driver’s personal information and vehicle registration at the touch of a button.

Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles says the technology will allow officers to quickly access information, which is usually done manually.

"The use of iPads by officers is an efficient and practical way to enhance the Territory’s police force and keep our community safe," Giles says.

"Fitting out NT Police with the latest tools of trade gives instant access to information while freeing up officers at the communications centre so that they can concentrate on answering calls from the public."

Eight mobile devices are already being trialled, and the full roll-out of the devices is expected to be complete in the coming months.

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