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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are dedicated to making the most efficient use possible of modern technology to aid them in carrying out their duties. Such technology permits them to make a small monetary investment in order to greatly conserve other valuable resources such as time and manpower. This ultimately ensures that they are able to perform their law enforcement duties quickly and without excessive cost, resulting in the ability to offer more safety and security to communities, and more opportunities to engage the public through important programs like DARE.
The Grande Prairie RCMP detachment makes use of a number of these technologies, including those listed below:
Police Reporting & Occurrence System (PROS)
The Police Reporting & Occurrence System (PROS) promotes automated, confidential and efficient police work. The system is deployed on mobile work stations in every Grande Prairie police vehicle, and uses encrypted wireless networks to connect the police officer to the police Computer-Aided Dispatch and Records Management System. Officers are able to complete a wide variety of queries from their vehicles, reducing time spent in the office. The officer can update their status, send and receive messages, and monitor activity, which significantly lessens voice-radio traffic.
The officer also has access to CPIC, the Canadian Police Information Centre, and the ability to complete reports from the car. There is also comprehensive in-car mapping, allowing officers to locate incidents, look up an address, display a snapshot of patrol-unit locations, and display all active incidents in an area. The system also provides the Grande Prairie detachment and Northern Alberta Operation Communication Centre, based in Edmonton, with immediate real-time locations of each vehicle in service.
The Motorola Livescan station is used to digitally capture fingerprints, palmprints, mugshots, and descriptive data such as scars, tattoos, etc. This system enables Grande Prairie detachment members to efficiently and accurately capture and identify various biometric features. It provides clear and immediate instruction and feedback to the operator throughout the process. Once the data is collected, it is immediately transferred to Ottawa, where it is analyzed and stored.
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