102314_RUGGEDIZED_DM_5.jpgNew York Police Department officers and vehicles are to be outfitted with new technology as part of a $160 million program that will lead to fewer arrests and more summonses after being fully implemented next year, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters on Oct. 23. All 35,000 NYPD officers will be equipped with smartphones that allow officers to search databases, view wanted posters and scan suspects’ fingerprints. Aadditional 6,000 NYPD vehicles are to be equipped with tablets that have similar functionality. The NYPD will also be able to track its officers via GPS, and monitor the officers’ use of their phones and tablets. More