Now hear this: NYPD on iPod
BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
September 15, 2005
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly listens to music, audio books and
language lessons on his iPod. Now, he - and anyone else with the
popular electronic gizmo - can download the latest NYPD information
from the police Web site.
Podcasts, as they are known, are a way of publishing audio broadcasts
via the Internet. They're increasingly popular, and while iPods and
similar devices are largely the domain of teens and 20-somethings,
Kelly said the NYPD foray into podcasts - believed to be the first by
a law enforcement agency - is another way for the department to reach
"It gives us the ability to get information out quickly in another
medium," Kelly said.
The first podcast, narrated by retired Insp. Jesse Peterman, includes
information on street closings during the UN General Assembly meeting
and interviews with a captain about identity theft, as well as with a
chief sent to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Kelly said those interested in the podcast can subscribe by logging
onto the NYPD's Web site at http://nyc .gov/html/nypd/home.html.
People without iPods can listen to an MP3 version of the podcasts
through their Internet browsers.
Kelly said the podcasts will be changed each week, and possibly more
frequently, and will likely include updates on major cases and
appeals to the public for help in developing information on unsolved
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