NYPD testing out 'usefulness' of Google Glass

America's largest police force has confirmed it has been testing out Google Glass "to determine any possible useful applications."

The New York Police Department is testing two pairs of Google Glass Credit: PA

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis made a statement about the force's use of the internet-connected glasses:

"In December of 2013 the Department obtained two pairs of Google Glass and has been evaluating these devices in an attempt to determine any possible useful applications.

"The devices have not been deployed in any actual field or patrol operations, but rather are being assessed as to how they may be appropriately utilised or incorporated into any existing technology-based functions."