The Samsung Galaxy S9 will now be used to fight crime in Colorado

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will now be used to fight crime in Colorado
Smartphones are joining the war on crime. Earlier this week Samsung announced that 2018's Galaxy S9 will be included with the duty vests worn by deputies in the Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Office in Burlington, Colorado. The phones will provide the deputies with another way to communicate from the field to the station house. In addition, they will be used as a body camera and as a tool to document the discovery of evidence. The digital cameras on the device will be helpful to the officers as will the push-to-talk walkie-talkie capabilities that will be available to them. The handsets will also help the Sheriff's Office locate their personnel.

The Galaxy S9 units used by the deputies will also connect to AT&T's FirstNet public safety communications platform. According to the FirstNet website, the platform "bring(s) 21st-century tools to public safety agencies and first responders, allowing them to get more information quickly and helping them to make faster and better decisions." Samsung says that the Galaxy S9 was the first phone to be certified FirstNet Ready. This means that first responders using the handset have priority and can pre-empt us mere consumers on FirstNet's Band 14 and throughout AT&T's 4G LTE network. All subsequent high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets come FirstNet Ready.


The Galaxy S9's 3000mAh battery should last a shift or two on a single charge


The Visual Labs software on the Galaxy S9 will allow the Kit Carson County Sheriffs to livestream during their 'tour' (we watch a lot of cop shows) and record directly on their phone while command central can monitor all of this in real-time. And the feature won't prevent officers from using their Galaxy S9 to make phone calls. With its IP-68 certification rating, the phone can withstand all of the dust that is kicked up during a hot pursuit. It also can be submerged in nearly 5-feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The handset sports a 3000mAh battery, which should make it through at least one shift on a single charge, and it is driven by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. And no, Android 1.6 Donut (from 2009) is not pre-installed. Actually, Android 9 Pie is on the beat.

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1205; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I thought it was as weapon

2. Damac71nina

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

What a joke at&t’s Network sucks in Colorado and now they can easily remove their body cam and harass you lmao

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

All law enforcement officers should have something like this for their safety and civilians. But...if for some reason it stops working, or isn't livestreaming to 'command central', the officer should be pulled off duty to have the situation corrected. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions, and those who upload the law...we should feel 'the safest' around them - that's how it's supposed to be...right? On a side note: did anyone here read the story about a Tim Hortons employee that asked a group of police officers to leave the store because a 'customer' didn't feel safe with their presence in the store????

10. MikeG77

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

It was Starbucks not Tim Hortons.

4. oldskool50 unregistered

The first phone to be certified for FirstNet. Too bad the writer w.asnt excited about it. Alan, it paid ed you to even write this article....didnt it??? Lol

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'm curious as to why he had to reassure us that Donut 1.6 {Android's first OS) wouldn't be pre-installed...kind of an odd comment regarding a phone that was released not too long ago.

6. Vancetastic

Posts: 1799; Member since: May 17, 2017

It’s a bad joke.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6897; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah it clicked afterwards...I get what he was saying.

7. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Not good for their hearts

9. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

It should make it through at least one shift on a single charge? What a joke! The Nokia 3310 lasts way longer and is bulletproof

11. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

This is one more reason for phones' energy consumption to be better optimized and batteries to be at least 4000Mah.

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