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NCJ Number: 250091 Find in a Library
Title: Using Technology to Work Smarter, Faster and Cheaper - Interview With Jim Bueermann
Author(s): Jim Bueermann
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|Video (00:02:47)
Agency Summary: 
Type: Issue Overview; Technical Assistance
Format: Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this video and accompanying transcript, Jim Bueermann, President of the Police Foundation, discusses how law enforcement agencies can use technology in their work and how research funded by the U.S. Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) assists law enforcement agencies in making better decisions about the uses, consequences, and impact of new policing technologies, with a focus on body-worn cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and land-based surveillance cameras (CCTV).
Abstract: In discussing the benefits of the Police Foundation’s partnership with NIJ, Bueermann notes that NIJ’s Office of Science and Technology is designed to assist practitioners and researchers better understand the implications of various technologies for enforcement tasks. Derived from research, NIJ provides guidance on the multiple ramifications of police use of various technologies, so they can achieve maximum benefits for police work without producing unintended adverse consequences for the public. NIJ focuses on scientific evaluations of the cost-effectiveness of various technologies used in police work. In discussing his perspective on technology research priorities for the future, Bueermann hopes for more research on evaluations of the cost-effectiveness of new technologies adapted for police work. He mentions that an important measure of any policing technology is whether its use will increase the public’s trust and confidence in police efforts to improve public safety. It is important that police leaders interact with community leaders in explaining and interpreting how various technologies used by police are being used for the public’s benefit without compromising privacy or posing unforeseen dangers to the public.
Main Term(s): Technology transfer
Index Term(s): Evaluative research; Law Enforcement Technology; NIJ Resources; Police equipment; Research organizations; Research programs
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