The New York City Police Department (NYPD or NYCPD), officially the City of New York Police Department used their NYPD smartphones to nab robbery suspect.
NYPD shared on Facebook:
'Cops on the Upper East Side of Manhattan arrested a man for robbery Wednesday with the help of their NYPD smartphones. Lieutenant Jonathan Simons, Field Training Officer Zack Zane and Officer Thomas Seickendick, a recent graduate of the police academy, were on patrol when their smartphone alerted them of a robbery in progress. Using the information provided through the smartphone, Lieutenant Simmons broadcasted the details to additional 19 Precinct units over the Department’s radio prior to it being dispatched by a 911 operator.
Lieutenant Simons was also able to use his NYPD issued smartphone to contact the victim and ascertained that the suspect attempted to rob the victim of his wallet. The team of officers searched the area and observed a man matching the description of the suspect near East 75 Street and First Avenue. The man was arrested after being identified by the victim. The 49-year-old man was charged with attempted robbery.'
The New York City Police Department customized Microsoft smartphones with policing applications to the majority of its officers. NYPD response times faster thanks to smartphone program and such innovation is a huge push forward.