Canadian Police Force Pimps Their Rides with BlackBerry PlayBooks

A Canadian police force is outfitting cop cars with Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBooks.

Mobile Innovations is the company behind the integration, which will see Canadian police use RIM tablets from their vehicle dashboard to control their car’s lights and sirens, as well as receive traffic alerts and access GPS maps, plus be alerted of 911 emergencies.

The technology is currently being tested in the Ontario region of Chatham-Kent, according to Pocket-lint. Canadian police already use BlackBerry smartphones, which makes implementing PlayBooks a natural evolution.

The PlayBooks in the police vehicles will be attached to docks, making them removable. The tablets will also be accessorized with a physical keyboard and a printer.