Need to identify a suspect? There’s an app for that

The staff at featured a potentially powerful new tool for law enforcement officers: an iPhone app that uses facial recognition software to identify suspects in a statewide database. Currently being developed in Mass., the MORIS (Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System) works simply by taking the suspect’s picture.

Here’s a video of the app in action:

What do you think? Do you or others in your department carry iPhones on patrol? Would mobile software like this motivate you to purchase an iPhone or a similarly equipped smartphone?