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Title: What Impact Will Personal Position Location Technology Have Upon the Management and Administration of Mid-Sized Law Enforcement Organizations by the Year 2000?
Author(s): G W Brown Jr
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 119
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This futures study examines the impact that personal position locators will have on the management of mid-sized California law enforcement agencies by the year 2000.
Abstract: The study panel identified 10 trends that will increase over the next decade: miniaturization of electronic surveillance devices, credibility issues related to computer dependency, use of electronic devices to manage inmates, level of funding for public agencies, development of less invasive implant technology, degree to which technology allows organization right-sizing, electronic monitoring of Alzheimer's patients, degree to which criminals keep pace with technology, reduced cost of surveillance technology, and organizational dependence on computer technology. Several highly probable events were incorporated into the analysis: U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the use of personal position locators, destruction of the GPS satellite system, major earthquake in California, lawsuit by police labor unions, technical advancements to make personal position locators obsolete, reduced cost of GPS technology, government economic failure, recovery of a missing child using personal position locator, and access by law enforcement to satellite technology. The paper presents strategic and transition management plans designed to implement the preferred scenario developed through the analysis. 26 figures, 10 notes, 25 references, and 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Police surveillance training
Index Term(s): California; Future of policing; Police management; Police planning; Science and Technology
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