Sat nav system leads the way

SHARPSHOOTING cops are now aiming to get straight to their targets. Hertfordshire Constabulary s firearms officers have an even clearer sense of direction thanks to the provision of six sat nav devices by a company in Comet country. The Navman satellite n

SHARPSHOOTING cops are now aiming to get straight to their targets.

Hertfordshire Constabulary's firearms officers have an even clearer sense of direction thanks to the provision of six sat nav devices by a company in Comet country.

The Navman satellite navigation aids have been supplied by Letchworth GC-based IT solutions company Basilica and fitted to the force's armed response vehicles.

The devices are portable and fitted with the latest GPS receiver technology and real-time traffic updates.


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Insp Richard Liversidge, who leads the firearms team, said: "Firearms officers conduct day-to-day policing patrols as well as respond to firearms-related incidents and operations and, whilst they have a very good knowledge of the county, they need to be in a position to reach locations quickly with the minimum of difficulty.

"We're very grateful to Basilica for supplying the team with this equipment, which will be most beneficial to my officers."

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Chris Leigh, marketing director from Basilica, said: "We at Basilica are delighted to support the constabulary's armed response teams with navigation systems for use in their vehicles.

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