Bainbridge PD Gets the MCT

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is one of the few Kitsap County law enforcement jurisdictions without MCTs in their patrol vehicles.

Until now.

But first: What’s an MCT, you ask?

Short for Mobile Computer Terminal, an MCT is basically a laptop that a law enforcement officer has inside his or her vehicle.

A common use of an MCT is to run vehicle license plates through a statewide network, so as to cut down on communications via radio.

The Kitsap Sun’s Bainbridge Island reporter, Rachel Pritchett, reports in today’s editon that Bainbridge officers will soon be getting MCTs, thanks to a $120,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

I’d love to have some members of law enforcement chime in on MCT. What do you like about having it? What do you dislike?

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