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NCJ Number: 188873 Find in a Library
Title: Affordable Crime Mapping and Information Sharing Technology
Author(s): R. J. Pennington
Corporate Author: New Orleans Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
New Orleans Police Dept
New Orleans, LA 70119
Grant Number: 97-IJ-CX-K006
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the final report on the New Orleans Police Department's (NOPD) Crime Mapping and Information Sharing (CMIS) Technology grant, which gave the NOPD the opportunity to develop an innovative system built on proven technologies that provides community-oriented police officers and community residents with the ability to see and share information for the purpose of solving problems that cause crime.
Abstract: The projected outcomes for the use of the technology were to provide real-time-crime-analysis capability to identify crime "hot spots" at the community level and enhance an officer's ability to share information with the community concerning criminal activities and quality-of-life problems that contribute to criminal activities. The project also expected to provide a user friendly mechanism for community residents to use in sharing information with police officers that could be incorporated into a common information system as well as provide a comprehensive view of a community relative to criminal activity and those quality-of-life elements within a community that contribute to crime. An assembled team was composed of representatives of the New Orleans Police Department, the University of New Orleans (UNO), and the New Orleans Mayor's Office. The CMIS software was developed and functioned while installed on the UNO system. The software problems encountered by NOPD resulted from transferring the software from the lab and attempting to use it in the field. Certain software features remain inoperable and require follow-up support by UNO design teams to resolve remaining software technical issues.
Main Term(s): Automated police information systems
Index Term(s): Community policing; Computer mapping; Computer software; Crime analysis; Geographic distribution of crime; Geographic information systems (GIS); Louisiana; NIJ final report; Problem-Oriented Policing
Note: Dataset may be archived by the NIJ Data Resources Program at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
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