According to the Associated Press, Harris said the new app would make it easier for police officers to get the information they need. Currently, the California Department of Justice has 20 separate databases, but LEOs had to glean information from them by radio via a dispatcher, which can sometimes result in interrupted or incomplete transmissions, and inaccurate information.
Using the new app, which is being dubbed the “JusticeMobile” app, police officers can download the information directly onto their phone, the AP said.
“We have mobile apps for everything from banking to board games on our phones. But, incredibly, law enforcement hasn’t had the tools to access important criminal justice information on handhelds and tablets until now,” Harris said in a statement. “JusticeMobile is a quantum leap forward for public and peace officer safety, and it demonstrates our commitment to facilitating the adoption of new technology by law enforcement. I thank Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr for their partnership on this important project.”