Chicago Claims First Radio Police
Chicago was the first city to officially adopt the radiotelephone for use in its police department, and, by means of this newest development of the wireless age, is better able to cope with crime.
The Chicago police, under the direction of Chief Fitzmorris, has installed a system whereby officers on patrol duty are in constant touch with headquarters. Each patrolman is furnished a pocket wireless set by means of which he is able to pick up messages from headquarters. If the report of a crime is received at headquarters, the alarm is sent out immediately and all officers are quickly informed.
A flying squadron of automobile radio stations is also included. These autos are fitted out with a full transmitting set and are able to send messages in addition to receiving the new service is practical.