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Screensaver helps in solving crime

2 July 2007

GENK – The police in Genk forced a breakthrough in twelve unsolved cases last year by use of screensavers.

“The traditional wanted notices on the bulletin board now display regularly on the computer screens of our officers,” says Frank Mulleners, chief of the GAOZ police district.

The system has caught on from the Netherlands. The Genk police force was the first in Belgium to adopt the system. Other forces have reportedly already expressed an interest in using this method to imprint the image of wanted criminals on police officers’ memories.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news