SATELLITE technology is the latest crime-busting weapon in West Yorkshire.
Police are using space-age technology to handle major incidents.
The technology, provided by Primetech (UK), enables secure, remote access to the complete police computer network.
It has recently been installed in all three of the force's forward command vehicles.
These mobile units have a wide range of uses and can be deployed for major events, such as public disorder, disasters and terrorist incidents.
They are fully operational, enabling top officers to get near the scene of an incident without compromising access to invaluable information systems.
The West Yorkshire police force was the first in the country to consider the Virtual Private Network, after seeing it being used by Gloucestershire Fire Service.
A spokesman said:
"Senior officers at a major incident can access everything they need to manage it as though they were back in the office.
"This includes all the intelligence and information required to co-ordinate the operation and mobilise all the necessary resources."