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NCJ Number: 39416 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RAILROAD CRIME - OLD WEST TRAIN ROBBERS TO MODERN-DAY CARGO THIEVES
Journal: FBI LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN  Volume:46  Issue:2  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:16-25
Author(s): T W GOUGH
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
Publisher: https://www.fbi.gov 
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE EXPLAINS HISTORY, PRESENT-DAY FRAMEWORK, AND PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN RAILROAD SECURITY.
Abstract: FROM 1855 WHEN ALLEN PINKERTON BECAME THE FIRST RAILROAD LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER UNTIL TODAY, CRIME HAS BEEN A MAJOR PROBLEM CONFRONTING RAILROAD COMPANIES. IN 1975 THEFT LOSSES FROM RAIL SHIPMENTS AMOUNTED TO SOME $20 MILLION. THE HIRING OF SECURITY PERSONNEL IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF PROTECTING RAILROAD CARGO. THE USE OF ADEQUATE SECURITY SYSTEMS INVOLVING FENCING, LIGHTING, SENSORS, AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION IS ALSO HELPFUL. THERE ARE ABOUT 4,500 RAILROAD POLICE BUT THEY REGULARLY NEED HELP FROM PUBLIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. STRICTER ENFORCEMENT OF TRESPASSING LAWS AND BETTER RECORD KEEPING CAN ALSO HELP IN ALLEVIATING VANDALISM AND THEFT....BS
Index Term(s): Cargo security; Closed circuit television (CCTV); Mass transit security; Private police
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