BlackBerry today announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is currently deploying BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the largest sheriff’s department in the nation, has tested the advanced mobile computing and communication features of BlackBerry 10 and is now deploying BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. “Technology is moving fast, and the BlackBerry 10 platform is a viable secure platform that can help us keep up,” said Commander Scott Edson of the Technical Services Division. “I have personally tested devices on many smartphone operating systems and I think the BlackBerry 10 platform is a homerun. It’s very secure right out of the box, a great benefit to government and business, and is designed to make your various communication methods more efficient.”

An existing BlackBerry customer, LASD employees throughout the organization typically use their BlackBerry smartphones for messaging, calendar, access to the Department’s intranet, and access to documents stored in a shared or private server. A move to BlackBerry 10 leapfrogs the organization’s mobile computing capabilities giving users unmatched security with no compromise to their intuitive and efficient user experience.

The combination of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry® Balance™ technology gives employees the functionality and rich user experience they want, without compromising security. “BlackBerry Balance offers our customers the most seamless and user friendly way to satisfy both user and corporate needs without compromising on either,” said Richard Piasentin, Vice President and Managing Director for the U.S. at BlackBerry. “We’re pleased to provide innovative solutions to our customers – like BlackBerry Balance – to enable organizations to protect critical content and applications, while letting their users get the most out of their smartphone”.

BlackBerry 10 is a robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive. It has a modern design and a gesture-based interface that is highly discoverable. It is designed to support, learn, and adapt to the way you work. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of the BlackBerry enterprise mobility management expertise. It offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business and government customers.