NYC’S 911 SYSTEM UPGRADED TO ACCEPT PHOTOS, VIDEO

By | September 12, 2008

NYCS 911 SYSTEM UPGRADED TO ACCEPT PHOTOS VIDEO

Tipsters can now send images from computers and Web-enabled cell phones and PDAs to the city’s 911 and non-emergency hot lines to report crimes and quality-of-life issues. …

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised the technology’s ability to deliver information instantaneously to the city’s 911 operators, who handle 11 million calls annually.

“By upgrading 911 and 311 to accept photos and video, we are bringing government accountability–and crime-fighting–to a whole new level,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “If your cell phone is equipped with a camera–and many are these days–you might be able to get a picture of something that will help the police solve a crime.” – cnet

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