How FirstNet will make mobile officer programs a reality

Jeff King | PoliceOne.com

The use of technology is not new to the average law enforcement officer on the street. From the first hand-held radios to today’s mobile data terminals, police officers have relied on technology for years to help with a wide range of policing activities — from investigations and arrests to large-scale incident responses and community policing – making technology a mainstay for law enforcement.

While technology has helped officers become more efficient and effective in protecting communities from harm, the full potential of broadband technology without mission critical data limits the ability of law enforcement and others working in public safety to do their jobs.

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