SCE is pleased to support the Archbald Pennsylvania Police Department and Chief Tim Trently with the donation of an iPad tablet PC. The iPad will allow officers to check for warrants quickly, search the Web, and use software applications for language translation, mapping, and tracking stolen property.
“These capabilities will aid the Archbald police in protecting their citizens,” SCE’s Chief Financial Officer Rick Jefcoat said. Jefcoat goes on to say that SCE made the gift after a recent conversation with Police Chief Trently, who told them that the department has been hoping to adopt more crime-fighting technology but was lacking the funding to get the iPads.
Chief Trently said, “For officers who are on their way to a crime scene, iPads can give advanced notification and much more detail about the situation than they’ve ever had before, and they can give information on people in that area, as well. The technological advantages of having an iPad are tremendous.”
Compared with laptop computers that are typically mounted inside police cruisers, iPads are faster, simpler to use, and less expensive to maintain and buy, Jefcoat said. Also, iPads come with added features, such as the ability to take photos and videos. “SCE has been using tablet PC’s for over a year on all of our projects throughout the US and it has changed the way we do business. With regard to this donation, the issue is really what we can do as a community to help make the jobs of public safety officials easier,” Jefcoat said.
SCE is honored to be able to give back to our local community and are proud supporters of the local police departments.