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NCJ ipodAs we move more and more into the digital age, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office is doing its part to keep up with new, on-the-job technology.

Over the past few weeks, the NSO's Information Technology Department launched the use of wireless handheld devices with specialized software for jail staff.

(Click on the picture to see it up close.)

Essentially, the handhelds are iPods in ruggedized cases running the IOS operating system and using specialized software that can be used to assist deputies with a variety of tasks while performing their daily job duties. The software works directly with the NCJ's inmate management software, which eliminates the need for unnecessary, time-consuming paperwork (wherever applicable).

The process of using the handhelds is simple. The user simply scans an inmate's wristband, and that particular inmate's information is loaded instantly. It's an efficient way to track inmate movement and give deputies information instantly. It also logs dates and times without manual imput.

Right now, the handhelds are being integrated to each jail team to log security rounds.

Eventually, the jail teams will be able to track service deliveries (commissary deliveries, items given to inmates, forms, etc.) and do the required counts by scanning wristbands instead of physically counting heads.

As of May 4, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office has purchased 75 licenses for the software, meaning 75 deputies can use the handhelds at once. The plan is for more licenses and devices to be implemented in the coming months.

This is a great example of how technology can make the jail a better and safer place, while increasing the efficiency of our operations. Congratulations to our IT team for the successful deployment of this technology.

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