Police Department Starts Handling Civilian Calls via Video Chat

Police Department Starts Handling Civilian Calls via Video Chat

The Redwood City Police Department has upgraded the way it interacts with civilians. While on desk duty, officers of Redwood City, CA will video chat live to assist residents in need of help. 

The video chat service is only available from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday. The RCPD hopes the video chatting service will help eliminate unnecessary trips to the station and provides a faster, cheaper outlet for officers to service and provide information to civilians. The service has yet to expand to other police departments around the world, so don't try it the next time you're involved in a fender bender. 

Is this a program you would like to see in your city or would you prefer to have as little interaction with law enforcement as possible? 

[via CBS]

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