Advanced mobile applications for law enforcement
In this paper, a novel mobile application for law enforcement personnel, AlaCOP Mobile, is presented. The application is designed for the iPhone and iPad platforms, utilizing their intentionally mobile-minded hardware design as a low cost alternative to laptops and their peripherals. Features include the ability to: capture and securely upload photos, audio and video; visualize agent locations in near real-time with interactive maps; and allow access to the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC). In addition, novel rendering and message threading techniques are discussed which utilize the multicore architecture implemented in the more recent versions of the iPhone (iPhone 4s) and iPad (iPad 2).