Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Indianapolis Law Enforcement Officers Take a Ride on the Superhighway

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Indianapolis Law Enforcement Officers Take a Ride on the Superhighway

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Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, Police Chief James D. Toler and Kodak recently announced the development of a new PC- based digital imaging system that will dramatically change and improve the way law enforcement officers and justice officials conduct investigations.

"As a former prosecutor, I can well appreciate the advantages the Kodak system will bring to law enforcement, especially in a complex urban environment," said Mayor Goldsmith.

In a hands-on "living laboratory," run jointly by Kodak and IPD, detectives and other law enforcement officials have been working side-by-side since early June with Kodak engineers. Jointly they developed a system which demonstrates tangible improvements in investigative processes and cost-effectiveness.

"IPD officers are well-trained and staffed for specialty cases, which is perfect for us," said Dan Brake, a senior Kodak engineer.

"The system uses digital multimedia technology to capture documents, graphics, photographs, video and audio, allowing law enforcement officials to obtain improved access to securely- archived case information." said Herb Blitzer, manager of the Law Enforcement segment of Kodak.

Using a personal computer running Kodak-developed and other commercial off-the-shelf software under Microsoft Windows *TM*, detectives and other law enforcement officials will possess rapid access to photographs, documents and other pieces of case evidence in a format that provides the user the ability to group items together and thereby gain additional insight. …

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