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Title: Automating Systems
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:62  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:31,34-39
Author(s): L Pilant
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Automated police information systems are discussed.
Abstract: This article outlines the steps that police departments need to take to continue to take advantage of computerized records and information systems. It advises that continued support of city officials is critical and that a detailed needs assessment should be conducted by each police department to ensure that the computerized system addresses its particular requirements. Vendor's products then should be evaluated with guidance from the recently established Performance Measures Subcommittee of the IACP's Law Enforcement Information Management Section. Interoperability throughout the entire criminal justice system is stressed as vital to the success of any system. A system developed by OCS Technologies is described. Suggestions for choosing a software company are provided.
Main Term(s): Computers
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Criminal histories; Police information systems
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