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Title: Sharing of Criminal Investigation Information Among California Law Enforcement Agencies by the Year 2000
Author(s): T H Simms
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 87
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A futures study was conducted of issues and management strategies related to the automated sharing of criminal information by police agencies in California.
Abstract: The present situation amongst the 500 diverse law enforcement agencies consists of a low technology approach with minimum sharing of names of persons suspected of committing crimes. A futures forecasting process identified two sub-issues of particular relevance to the problems: police reluctance to change their information systems and an uncertainty about funding of police information systems, especially computer systems. In response to these concerns, a strategic management plan is presented which outlines the process by which regional information systems can be linked together to provide a Statewide information system. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training is suggested for an initial leadership role in this process together with the formation of a State task force and several State agencies to regulate technical standards and technology procurement. Many of the funding concerns can be addressed by eliminating the proliferation of computer systems with a narrow focus through the establishment of State standards and an evaluation and procurement of technology. Police reluctance to change can be overcome by development of an integrated plan for maximum sharing of information, provision of funding, and mandatory participation for those receiving funding.
Main Term(s): Police information systems
Index Term(s): California; Computer aided operations; Future trends
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