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High-tech tracking to aid security at convention
Posted Apr 24, 2012 by Josh Poltilove
Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Law enforcement officers will be armed with plenty of high-tech software when the Republican National Convention arrives this summer.
New technology will be used to track equipment and officers with the Tampa Police Department and other agencies during the event Aug. 27 to 30.
Other equipment includes a board that lets investigators simultaneously see what calls for service have come to police, firefighters and transportation staffers.
And computerized maps will assess the vulnerability of infrastructure such as buildings and utilities — and, if needed, determine how to shore things up.