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NCJ Number: 35397 Find in a Library
Title: TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNITS
Journal: POLICE RESEARCH BULLETIN  Issue:27  Dated:(SUMMER 1976)  Pages:19-20
Author(s): H V HUTCHENS
Corporate Author: Great Britain Police
Research Services Branch
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Police
London, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES A SIX-MONTH ENGLISH POLICE EXPERIMENT WHICH SET UP A UNIT STAFFED BY SCIENTISTS AND POLICE OFFICERS TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ADVICE AND EQUIPMENT TO 13 AREA POLICE FORCES AND 3 REGIONAL CRIME SQUADS.
Abstract: THE EQUIPMENT HELD BY THE UNIT INCLUDED METAL AND EXPLOSIVES DETECTORS; STILL, MOVIE AND TELEVISION CAMERAS; VARIOUS TYPES OF ALARM EQUIPMENT; SPECIALLY EQUIPPED VEHICLES, AND VARIOUS DEVICES TO ENABLE THE NAKED EYE AND CAMERAS TO BE USED EFFECTIVELY AT NIGHT. THE EXPERIMENT SHOWED THAT IT WAS FEASIBLE FOR FORCES TO COMBINE TOGETHER TO SHARE THE COST OF CERTAIN TYPES OF EQUIPMENT AND OF THE STAFF REQUIRED TO RUN THE UNIT.
Index Term(s): England; Interagency cooperation; Night vision devices; Police equipment; Regionalization
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