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How do police use ict in their work?


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The police make use of ICT in many areas:

- CCTV cameras constantly monitor what we do whilst we are out and about. There are people watching the cameras who will instantly report signs of trouble to the police.

- Speed cameras both static and mobile are used to catch motorists who are driving too fast.

- Hand-held alcohol breathalysers are used to check if motorists have been drinking too much.

- Computer access is available in most police cars

- Infra-red equipment is used to track fleeing criminals and missing people during the dark

- Schedule duty rotas so that there are always enough police officers on duty

- Analsying crime detection patterns and numbers of crimes successfully solved.