LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are getting some high-tech equipment for their patrol cars.
A new computer system will enable them to pull up mug shots, check the FBI database and get fingerprint information on suspects in a matter of seconds.
The system, which is equipped with GPS tracking and mapping, has been used by U.S. soldiers in Ira. It will be in all patrol cars by February.
One of the nation’s most prominent military contractors, Raytheon Co., was awarded a $20 million contract to update the vehicles.
The department’s current program is so outdated, some of its parts aren’t being sold in the United States anymore.