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Police Getting iPads, iPhones for Tracking Stolen Devices, Translation, Warrant Checks

The Boston Police Foundation donated $83K to purchase iPhones and iPads for police officers in the field.

Boston Police are getting more iPhones and iPads for personnel to use in the field to track stolen devices, real-time translation services, as well as other common field operations.

The Boston Police Foundation donated $83,619 to the city for the purchase of "additional iPads and iPhones."

"The devices will be deployed to officers and will allow for the performance of warrant checks while in the field. Officers will also have the ability to do relevant Internet searches and utilize applications for real-time translation, mapping, and tracking stolen devices, among other tasks," wrote Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in accepting the donation.

The Boston Police Foundation is a non-profit formed in 1993 "with the specific mission of advancing public safety by supporting and funding programs that strengthen the performance, competence and professionalism of the Boston Police Department."

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