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Title: Working Smart: Applications of Expert Systems for Patrol Managers by the Year 2000
Author(s): R R Henderson
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of the development of expert systems and their possible use by patrol managers focuses on whether or not such systems enhance patrol operations, whether their use will be affected by future training needs, and whether law enforcement managers can be convinced to use them.
Abstract: In examining the cross impact of seven key trends and five events, the first chapter develops a likely future; based upon this future, three scenarios describe various agencies exposed to identical conditions: one unprepared but able to limp through the next decade, one totally unprepared for and devastated by the future, and one that anticipates future conditions and prepares for them. Chapter 2 develops a strategic plan designed to guide a department toward the goals achieved by the prepared agency. The plan calls for significant departmental reorganization and development of a long-term systems acquisition plan. Chapter three presents a plan for transition management. The study concludes that the use of expert systems by patrol managers will enhance operations and that future training needs are likely to increase the benefits of using such systems. The study also concludes that initial resistance by managers to such systems is a possibility; however, this resistance should diminish over time if a number of suggested measures are implemented. 11 references, 26-item bibliography, and appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Expert systems; Police management
Index Term(s): California; Computer aided operations; Future of policing; Police planning
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