GPS police units tracking information for immediate backup

Officers with Gillette?s Police Department officially are scrapping desk work back at the office and setting up shop in their patrol cars.

New technology that?s been in the planning stages since the beginning of the year now is in full use.

Officers are using laptops in each of their patrol vehicles, officially bringing their desk into the front seat.

?It?s everything in one little pack. This is like having an office at your fingertips,? said Cpl. Jason Marcus.

Rather than having to come back to the office to file reports, officers can just pull over on the road, making them more visible in Gillette?s city streets.

A GPS system allows them to see the location of other patrol units in the city and if they are responding to a call. The system also gives the officers alerts and shows them where they need to be for backup.