NYPD testing out Google Glass for police work
On the other coast, the San Francisco Police also has an interest in the connected specs. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has become a tool for officers in the city, allowing them to run the department's database to check for outstanding warrants. The phone also helps officers view realtime mugshots of wanted criminals. Susan Merritt, the CIO of the San Francisco Police Department, says that Google Glass could have huge applications for law enforcement. One use could be as a wireless method for running facial recognition software.
The use of video recording and dictation could also help cops avoid long desk time typing out incident reports. On the other hand, there are those who say that Google Glass will violate the civil liberties of innocent people.
It will be interesting to see what police do throughout the U.S. with Google Glass. If it turns out that the device is indispensable as a crime fighting tool, Google will be richly rewarded.
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