TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff's Department received a $12,300 grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety giving them the ability to buy four new computer tablets for their motorcycle unit.
"Our motorcycle officers, there office is their seat of there motorcycle, so in order to do a lot of the things that they need to do they need to have a computer," Public Information Officer for Pima County Sheriff's Department James Allerton said. "They need to have one that's portable, and they need to have one that's small enough that they can carry it on their bike."
It's called the Panasonic CF-20 computer tablet.
It's flexible with a detachable keyboard, making it specifically designed for motorcycle deputies.
They use the software on this device for safety, citations, emergency situations and knowing when there is possible criminal activity in the area.
"This is going to help them to be safer," Allerton said. I think it will help the public to be safer, and it will help them to be more efficient at their jobs."
Allerton said these devices are important for the Pima County Sheriff Department's Motorcycle Unit to have computers in the field.