Winnipeg Police Get Encrypted Phones

Police Get Encrypted Phones

WINNIPEG - Up to 300 Winnipeg Police officers are getting encrypted mobile phones, thanks to Manitoba's civil forfeiture fund.

The phones will allow cops to collect audio statements, videos and photos from crime victims and upload everything to police databases via cloud-based software.

The phones will also give officers access to information like criminal records and licence plates.

Justice minister Kelvin Goertzen says a test of the phones went well so they are being expanded.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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