Peabody Police is one of more than a dozen of departments testing out Google Glass for possible law enforcement uses.
Google Glass can record activity hands-free and could make it easier for officers, reported Boston Magazine, which wrote an article about the project.
WiredBlue, a startup company focused on law enforcement and technology lent Peabody Police a pair of Google Glass to try out. WiredBlue also recently held a conference in Cambridge focused on technological advances in law enforcement, reported Boston Magazine.
“There’s a lot of interest surrounding Glass, so we decided to loan out a pair free of charge to law enforcement agencies,” said WiredBlue founder Peter Olson. “This lets them evaluate Glass, form some opinions, and get their hands on a pair without spending any money.”
Olson said WiredBlue is offering Google Glass for police departments to find out how law enforcement can use the technology:
- To test if wearable technology like Glass, is a good future option to wear while on duty or for training purposes.
- Can Glass be worn on duty, safety issues. Think not only driving but also training with firearms. You would most likely need to qualify with your weapon while wearing Glass.
- Form opinions on the safety of the public wearing Google Glass while driving, etc.
- Develop ideas for possible apps for Google Glass in law enforcement.