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NCJ Number: 30526 Find in a Library
Title: WASHINGTON (DC) AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: District of Columbia Office of Criminal Justice Plans and Analysis
Washington, DC 20005
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT AND FEATURES OF THE WASHINGTON AREA COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION SYSTEM AND DISCUSSES POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS OF CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE SYSTEM AS A REGIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE WASHINGTON AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (WALES), OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (MPD), IS A COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION SYSTEM DEDICATED TO THE PURPOSES OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. DISCUSSIONS WITH MPD REPRESENTATIVES AND WITH SEVERAL WASHINGTON D.C. AREA SUBURBAN POLICE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNING THE WALES SYSTEM HAVE FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON A REASONABLE SYSTEM OF FINANCING FOR WALES SERVICES PROVIDED, REGIONAL USES OF WALES FOR CORRECTIONS, COURTS, AND PROSECUTORS, AND EXPANSION OF USES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE VARIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF THESE DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTS, BY INFERENCE OR SUGGESTION, THE POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS IN WHICH WALES COULD MOVE IN TERMS OF REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Criminal justice information systems; District of Columbia; Information Systems and Technology; Police information systems; Standard metropolitan statistic area; Washington Area Law Enforcement System
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