NYPD Tests Out Google Glass, Wants It for Patrols

Google Glass could come in handy for officers and the NYPD is trying it out

By on February 6th, 2014 12:52 GMT

Some police officers in the United States hate the Google Glass and all the issues it’s going to cause once it goes mainstream, while others are embracing the gadget.

According to Venture Beat, the New York City Police Department has bought a few pairs of Google Glass to see if they could be useful for officers on patrol.

“We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses, and we’re trying them out, seeing if they have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes,” said a New York City law enforcement official.

On the other hand, however, Google said that it was not working with the police department, but that the Explorer program was open to anyone.

If things work out for the NYPD and Google Glass, then the Internet giant may be getting a huge order for the gadget when it becomes available for everyone to buy, or even earlier, depending on how much they’re willing to invest.

Later this year, Google is supposed to release the device for everyone to buy. It is expected that the price will drop considerably from the current $1,500 (€1,110).

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