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NCJ Number: 250711 
Title: Creating an Arrest Alert System: Identifying and Managing Priority Arrests
Author(s): Carmen Pacciolo; Natalie Rey
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America

Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
United States of America
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
Washington, DC 20036
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY 10018
Grant Number: 2013-DB-BX-0043
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet; Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Brochure/Pamphlet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This second in a series of five fact sheets on the development, operation, and maintenance of an arrest alert system (AAS) discusses the identification and management of priority arrests.
Abstract: The fact sheet first focuses on the identification of priority individuals, charges, and locations within the jurisdiction. Priority individuals are often those responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime; priority charges usually involve crimes that have a major impact on community safety and well-being; and priority locations may include “hot spots” where crime frequently occurs. The fact sheet then addresses coordination with law enforcement and information-technology teams in accessing arrest data. This is followed by a discussion of the determination of who will manage the data that will be processed through the AAS. Another section considers the organization of AAS data for ease in managing information, setting up notifications, and generating reports. The fact sheet concludes with a discussion of how to decide who has access to arrest alert notifications and how to handle sensitive information.
Main Term(s): Crime Control Programs
Index Term(s): Arrest records; BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Interagency cooperation; Prosecutor training; Prosecutorial screening; Prosecutors; Prosecutors Management Information System
Note: For related documents, see NCJ-250708-10 and NCJ-250712-13.
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