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NCJ Number: 183468 Find in a Library
Title: Northeast Gang Information System: Description of the System and Lessons Learned
Author(s): Lenny Pitts
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America

Xerox Corporation
United States of America
Project Director: Clifford L. Karchmer
Date Published: October 1999
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Xerox Corporation
Rochester, NY 14644
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
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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; Computers; Confidential records access; Gangs; Information dissemination; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Intelligence acquisition; Science and Technology
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