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  NCJ Number: NCJ 183468     Find in a Library
  Title: Northeast Gang Information System: Description of the System and Lessons Learned
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Lenny Pitts
  Project Director: Clifford L. Karchmer
  Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America

Xerox Corporation
United States of America
  Date Published: 10/1999
  Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This report desribes the reasons for establishing the Northeast Gang Information System (NEGIS), details how NEGIS works and presents lessons learned from the experience.
  Abstract: The goal of NEGIS is to provide State and local police officials comprehensive, high-quality information on gangs, gang members and their movements and alleged criminal offenses. The NEGIS component databases are as follows: Electronic Messaging, including secure e-mail and a file attachment feature that allows participants to send and receive pictures (mugshots, photos of tattoos or graffiti, etc.) and documents; Law Enforcement Directory; Reference Library; Leads Database; and Criminal Intelligence Database. No matter where data are entered, they flow quickly throughout the entire system. Key lessons learned in the implementation of NEGIS include: (1) Top-level commitment is essential; (2) Intelligence is a critical, central feature; (3) Consensus is the best basis for decision making; (4) Key investigative staff must remain available for system maintenance; (5) Tradeoffs between system costs and security should be analyzed early in the implementation process; (6) Compliance with 28 Code of Federal Regulations requires special attention; (7) Converting records and files consumes much time; and (8) Careful vendor selection pays off. Table, figure, appendix
  Main Term(s): Police
  Index Term(s): Automated police information systems ; Intelligence acquisition ; Information Systems and Technology ; Information processing ; Computers ; Science and Technology ; Information dissemination ; Confidential records access ; Gangs
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-LB-VX-K007
  Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Dataset may be archived by the NIJ Data Resources Program at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
   
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