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NCJ Number: 148364 Find in a Library
Title: SINS Narcotic Network: California Agencies Team Up in High-Tech War on Drugs
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1994)  Pages:30-32,34-35
Author(s): G M Juhl
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The California Statewide Integrated Narcotics System (SINS) is a technology-based information management system that will link city, county, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies involved in drug law enforcement.
Abstract: The system will allow officers to access fingerprints, photographs, arrest and prison records, search warrants, and other documents stored in dozens of locations. SINS also contains a computerized map of the State's major cities and information that can be used to pinpoint locations of critical events, analyze data about other potentially conflicting events in the same area, notify relevant agencies about these conflicts, examine past narcotics trafficking patterns, and predict future trends. At present, SINS' security system allows officers access only from several strategically located "war rooms." SINS' three primary functions are enforcement operations, intelligence, and technology. Using its automated management features, officers will be able to pull together data succinctly, convincingly, and graphically, allowing for easier litigation and more convictions. SINS is also expected to lead to lower law enforcement costs by reducing the length of officer time spent on each investigation.
Main Term(s): Computers
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; California; Drug law enforcement
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