GPS Tracker-Value to the police

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There are many ways by which tracking devices are making jobs simpler and even helping to save lives. It should not be confused that tracking devices physically save lives on their own. But many testimonials are vouching that GPS tracking devices have allowed and helped police officers to catch criminals and protect citizens. Real-time monitoring has allowed for the service to improve. And this way GPS trackers have allowed the police department to get answers to many strange questions.

Which police officer or squad car is closest to the crime scene?
With the help of GPS tracking devices, dispatchers can see all the registered vehicles on a real time basis on a map. At any time there are many police vehicles out on the field, knowing their exact location reduces the downtime and guesswork significantly, and allows the nearest available officer to serve the public quickly. The device can cut down the wait time of 20 minutes to 5 minutes.

Officers availability in the assigned areas.
GPS trackers have a great feature commonly known as geofence alerts that can be used by the chief officer to keep track of the location of an officer at a lower rank or one out in the field. The alerts can be sent via email or text as soon as an officer leaves the assigned area. The feature can be used to maintain safety and security.

Allow to log-evidence for prosecution.
Everyone who has access to the data device can view the data stored. And this feature is of great use for showing the senior officer back at the office in a case where an illegal cargo has been confiscated, or evidence from the crime site are collected for the prosecution. The duty officer can log this information to the vehicle tracking device and retrieve the information at a later stage or when information is required. These simple activities coupled with simple efforts can help in a great way to prove conviction in the court of law. Law enforcement can take great advantage of GPS tracking devices in discharging their duties.

How well the evidence is locked.
The collected evidence can be logged while officers are still out in the field. From the crime site, with the use of GPS tracking devices, information can be updated to show the captured illegal cargo stored away safely and properly inside the evidence locker. When information enters the system, everyone is updated, and they don’t have to wait for hours or days to be informed of the latest updates and progress on the matter. It helps the police department to meet their goals in an effective manner.

Protection and safety are the primary words that run in the mind of the public when they think of the police department. And when police officers are well organised it will allow them to maintain a high level of security and they are more committed towards the protection of the community. Whether it means efficiency, safety, tracking vehicle, or helping police officer to keep track of vital information, GPS trackers work as law enforcement devices.

Scott Hayden
Scott Hayden is the Director and of Trackmatic ™ vehicle tracking. He has over 10 years in the industry and works not only runs one of the most successful tracking companies in Europe but also is a consultant in Telematics. Scott lives in Wexford with his wife lynn and there 4 dogs. He is a keen cyclist and runner and is passionate about customer service and technology.

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