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NCJ Number: 43125 Find in a Library
Title: DALLAS - POLICE DEPARTMENT - CRIME ANALYSIS OPERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Dallas Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Dallas Police Dept
Dallas, TX 75201
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE OPERATIONS ANALYSIS SECTION OF THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT GATHERS, TABULATES, AND DISSEMINATES CRIMINAL ACTIVITY DATA DAILY TO ALERT FIELD OFFICERS AND QUICKLY SPOT CRIME PATTERNS. ITS WORK IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE OPERATIONS ANALYSIS SECTION IS COMPOSED OF THE CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT, WHICH GATHERS DAILY DATA ON ALL REPORTED OFFENSES WITHIN THE CITY, AND THE SPECIAL PROJECTS UNIT, WHICH PUBLISHES SPECIAL BULLETINS AND SCHEDULES THE POLICE HELICOPTER FLYING TIME. IT IS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LIEUTENANT. DAILY CRIME REPORTS FROM LINE DIVISIONS ARE REVIEWED EACH MORNING TO EXTRACT DATA ON MODUS OPERANDI, DISCOVERY OF CRIME PATTERNS WITHIN GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS, AND ANY ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN KNOWN OFFENDERS AND CRIMES. EACH MAJOR TYPE OF CRIME IS PLOTTED ON A MAP OF THE CITY USING ACETATE OVERLAYS WHICH ARE SAVED FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. ALSO, DAILY BULLETINS ARE PUBLISHED FOR AUTO THEFTS, BUSINESS BURGLARIES, RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES, ARMED ROBBERIES, AND WHATEVER OTHER CATEGORIES ARE NEEDED. UPON REQUEST SPECIAL BULLETINS ARE PREPARED FOR PROBLEM AREAS; THESE SUMMARIZE ANY TYPE OF CRIME OCCURRING IN A POLICE BEAT OVER A PERIOD OF BETWEEN 10 AND 40 DAYS, WITH DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF EACH OFFENSE. SAMPLES OF THE REGULAR AND SPECIAL BULLETINS ARE GIVEN. JOB DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL DIVISION PERSONNEL AND AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHART ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime data files; Crime patterns; Police staff services units; Texas
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