(MENAFN - Arab News) Police will soon be able to identify suspects on the spot with a new fingerprinting device that can be used on portable computers said lt. col. majed al-hedan supervisor at the national information center (nic) section of the geographic information system (gis) forum which was held in dammam recently.
'police can now enforce security more efficiently" he said. 'the location of callers who contact the operation room can be immediately detected through the use of this modern technology. we can also identify neighborhoods with the highest crime rates."
'what bothers our security men the most are false reports which account for 30 percent of all calls made in riyadh" he said. 'jeddah follows at a close second."
'our center has adopted the idea of building gis systems over the past six years for ministries in order to unify our plans and goals" said al-hedan during the forum. 'work on a comprehensive digital security map is still ongoing."
"the new software system which keeps track of police patrol units helps us to dispatch teams nearest to the crime scene to ensure that they arrive within our 13-minute target time" al-hedan added.
text messages and call evaluation will also be introduced he said. 'we are working on these initiatives in riyadh and jeddah and will eventually evaluate calls made in english and urdu."