Police said Wednesday that they were the first in the nation to use Google-based technology to keep an eye on crime.
Officer Chris Davis, of the Westerville Police Department, said that his job caught a break thanks to the new Cloud technology. The internal system allows information to be shared easily, 10TV's Danielle Elias reported.
"It gives us a lot of information in real time," Davis said. "There's no real delay since we have wireless access stored in the Cloud."
Detective Scott Dollison said that he helped put the program together.
"We've had a lot of information exchanged, but it's difficult to track that information and it's difficult to recall that information," Dollison said. "So, the biggest thing is to have a central depository where officers can access information that is, maybe a year, two or three years old."
The technology allows officers to monitor security cameras in real time as well, Elias reported.
Police said that though they are confident the Cloud technology will keep data safe, confidential material is kept off of the system.
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