36K NYPD cops start swapping their Lumia handsets for an Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
the decision was made to exchange the Lumia handsets for the iPhone.
The good news for New York City tax payers is that the switch to the iPhone won't cost the NYPD anything. The upgrade is free under terms of the NYPD's contract with AT&T. Currently, about 600 phones are being swapped daily.
With the iPhone included as part of their standard equipment, New York City cops will be able to view video and surveillance photos, check criminal histories and criminal background checks, file beat reports, and more. In addition, a special 911 app that can be installed on the iPhone by cops, allows them to hear calls from the dispatcher before they are sent out over police radio. As a result, according to officer Christopher Clampitt, "We get to the location a lot quicker. By the time the dispatcher puts out the job (on the radio) we're already there."