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Title: Evaluation of Funding From the Office of Criminal Justice Plans and Analysis for Computer Assisted Resource Management Analysis
Corporate Author: J & E Associates, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
District of Columbia Office of Criminal Justice Plans and Analysis
Washington, DC 20005
J & E Associates, Inc.
Washington, DC 20002
Sale Source: J & E Associates, Inc.
900 Second Street NE
Suite 212
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes and assesses the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) recent acquisitions of state-of-the-art automated software, as well as proposal requests for both computer hardware and software to increase police productivity and reduce the time and labor needed to perform functions previously handled manually, particularly in relation to drug law enforcement.
Abstract: The MPD collects data on a wide range of topics, including offenses, case closures, personnel and other resource allocations, and citywide drug law enforcement activities. Three recent examples illustrate how improvements in automated technology can enhance the MPD's efforts in drug law enforcement. One is the proposal for an automated Computer Assisted Resource Management system for the Morals Division, which uses most of its resources for drug law enforcement. The second is the acquisition of MapInfo, a software package that assists in evaluating patterns of drug law enforcement and deploying police personnel in areas with high levels of drug-related crimes. The third is the proposal for the Washington Area Criminal Intelligence Information System. Addition and reorganization of disk space and additional staff and training in support of MapInfo are among the measures that would improve the usefulness of this information technology. Maps, copy of proposal, and related information
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Byrne program evaluation; Case processing; Computer aided operations; Computer hardware systems; Computer software; District of Columbia; Police effectiveness
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