WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University researchers are developing a new smartphone app they say will allow police officers to quickly decipher gang graffiti.
The Purdue team says the app could prove useful to police in deciphering gang graffiti that can contain hidden messages about a planned killing or a rival gang that's moving into a new territory. They presented their prototypes for their new app Thursday to law enforcement and homeland security officials in Indianapolis.
The Journal & Courier of Lafayette reports (http://bit.ly/pQJVxR ) that the state Department of Homeland Security and Indianapolis police will be the first in the nation to use and test the new app. An iPhone version of the app is expected to be ready by 2012.
Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com