Mobile Tablets with GNSS Expedites Emergency Calls for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies seek ways to reduce the time it takes to dispatch law enforcement when emergency calls are received. Rugged tablets with integrated GNSS offer more mobility and faster processing time to calls, incorporating real-time communication as data is entered into the tablet from dispatch and while officers are on scene. 

As digital disruption continues to enter law enforcement, agencies integrate the use of rugged tablets for technological advancement. Rugged tablets are built durable to withstand harsh environments, field use, and extreme temperatures. Accessories such as the vest mount and vehicle mount make it easy for rugged tablets to be used in the field when answering calls or live on the scene of an accident. 

Investing in rugged tablets for law enforcement yields large returns over time in more precise tracking and information gathering. 

Here’s how mobile tablets with GNSS help law enforcement officers in their jobs:

Field Mobility

Mobile tablets with GNSS capabilities built into the tablet helps to improve police operations and public safety by pushing data and analysis out to officers in the field, enabling shared situational awareness. With the use of apps, mobile tablets can support real-time location tracking, routing, and intelligence collection. It also enhances officer safety and coordination of efforts by command staff, who can view personnel and activities via live operational dashboards.

Dispatch Planning

Operational planning starts with an understanding of location and knowing when and where to deploy resources. Using mobile tablets with GNSS helps officers in the field to build a plan via their Computer Aided Dispatch System and work together by leveraging to analyze, plan, and effectively coordinate resources for the most effective response in any situation. 


The primary function of most police agencies is to patrol. Police organizations have long focused on random patrols of their assigned geographic areas and responded to calls for service as assigned. Police officers can utilize mobile tablets to provide an information-based map interface. It can tell commanders where their personnel should be deployed for optimal effectiveness, including factors by the time of day and day of the week. 

Rugged tablets for law enforcement enable real-time communication between dispatch and officers while ensuring officers assigned to the closest calls given where they are in the field. Rugged tablets are built to be durable no matter the environmental conditions, can withstand the vibration of riding in a car and are lightweight enough to be carried into the field for traffic citations, accident investigations, and other calls they are dispatched to. 

For a more in-depth look at how police departments are using rugged tablets, visit this case study from the Maysville police department on how they turned their cruisers into roving offices.