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Software for Police Officers’ Field Intel Gets Attention of Gen. Petraeus, VCs

Police cars may be next in line for an information age overhaul.

Software is being introduced to some police departments that can turn the background of a squad car’s dashboard red when the license plates or physical description of a suspect known to be armed and dangerous are keyed in. But when the person has no serious record, the display stays neutral, possibly calming an officer’s nerves.

“Surfacing this kind of information immediately can save a police officer’s life and save lives of the community,” said Scott Crouch, co-founder and chief executive of startup Mark43, whose software offers these and other features and is attracting interest from police departments and investors.

[Please find the complete article online at the The Wall Street Journal]

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This article originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

This article originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
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