The city's police have become as fast as the click of a mouse with the implementation of a $4-million update to their computer records system.
The new, fully integrated system was a three-year project, and makes the police agency the first in California to be this well-connected, said Lt. Phil Clarke.
The system allows officers to use their in-car computers to map a location, get information on suspects, look at previous crimes that occurred in an area and file their reports instantly, among many other things.
Under the old paper-based system, it took days for a report on a call to be routed to supervisors, then passed on to detectives, officers said. Now it will all happen immediately.