Luna County Sheriffs Uses Toughbook Computers in Border Patrol Operations

U.S. border security is a regular topic in the news today. From illegal border crossings to drug trafficking, local and state agencies have their hands full as they try to keep the country safe. With the U.S.-Mexico border stretching more than 1,960 miles, the U.S. Border Patrol looks for support from state and local agencies to help successfully patrol the area. The Luna County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) in New Mexico was one agency that received the call for assistance.

In order to patrol the border effectively, the LCSO wanted a mobile computing solution that could keep deputies in the field connected at all times as well as limit the amount of paperwork sheriffs are required to complete at the end of a shift. Purchased with federal funds through Operation Stonegarden grants – money designated for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to help in the fight to secure the U.S. border – the LCSO had thirty police vehicles installed with Panasonic Toughbook 31 PCs.

The Luna County Sherriff’s Department relies on the Toughbook 31 for multiple reasons, especially its connectivity options. Choosing Verizon Wireless as its mobile broadband provider, the sheriffs in the field are connected with not only the LCSO headquarters, but with almost every law enforcement agency in the state. The consistent connectivity also keeps local agencies up to date with activities going on throughout the area as well as helps deputies cut down on excessive paperwork after a shift ends improving time management.

For more information on the Panasonic Toughbook 31 deployment at the Luna County Sherriff’s Office, please click here.