The Portsmouth Police Department has several critical information systems in place that are the backbone of our Dispatch and Records Management infrastructure. These include workstations, in-house laptops, cruiser laptops, servers, interfaces to State Police networks, as well as all peripheral technology including scanners and printers. In addition, the IT Department maintains and supports proprietary police-specific software programs. The IT department also supports and manages a back-up Dispatch Center.
The laptops in the cruisers operate over a secure wireless network providing officers on the street with immediate access to motor vehicle and past criminal history information. This mobile office allows officers to remain out on patrol while completing police reports, thereby enhancing our community policing efforts.