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08/07/08 - Jacksonville

Jacksonville's New Computers Working Well After A Year

It's been a year, and Jacksonville police say their new mobile computers could not work better.

Last year, the city of Jacksonville installed ten laptops in its patrol cars and selected fire vehicles. The laptops allow officers and firefighters to complete reports in the field and download them through a wi-fi connection.

"It gives us access to HAZMAT information, hydrant information...water information, just lots of different information that we wouldn't have out on the scene, that we didn't have before, using this vehicle as a command vehicle. It just allows us to provide a better service to the citizens," said Chief Rodney Kelley of the Jacksonville Fire Department.

The new computers were made available through a grant from Homeland Security.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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