Farmers Branch Police use technology to limit officers typing, driving
Farmers Branch will become the first police department in Texas to use a new device that prevents officers from typing on dashboard computers while driving faster than 15 mph. The department told NBC 5 Investigates that it plans to outfit all of its police cars with the Archangel II, a system that connects the officer's dashboard computer to the car’s onboard computer. Archangel locks the computer keyboard when the car exceeds a speed of 15 mph. "There won't be an officer driving a Farmers Branch police car going 50 miles an hour driving down the road typing on the keyboard," said Deputy Chief Mark Young.
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