The Leawood, Kan., police department has deployed in its patrol cars a wireless mobile data solution developed by CDW Government that lets officers complete and transmit reports from the field using their in-vehicle laptop computers, perform tasks such as license plate checks without contacting dispatchers and monitor the location of other responding officers.

"Having the laptops in our squad cars has changed how we work...As a result, our safety, productivity and cooperation have reached new highs," said Jack Reece, the department’s information systems specialist, in a statement.