Washington County Sheriff's Office
Award Year: 2018
Safety Category: Traffic Safety
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office uses a technology called Archangel that limits the functionality of Mobile Data Computer (MDC) when the vehicle was in operation. After installation the program is set with the functionality limiting speed parameters that will either eliminate the ability to type on the computer or black out the screen completely. They operated at limited functionality (no typing and limited use of function keys) at 60mph; once officers are driving over the posted speeds they have limited functionality as well as losing all ability to use their MDC above 70 mph.