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Title: ERIE COUNTY (NY) - DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES - STAFF REPORT, 1978
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Erie Cty, New York
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 134
Sponsoring Agency: Erie Cty, New York
Buffalo, NY 14202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: THE BACKGROUND, DEVELOPMENT, AND FUNCTIONS OF AN ORGANIZATION DESIGNED TO PROVIDE CENTRALIZED SUPPORT SERVICES FOR LOCAL POLICE AGENCIES IN ERIE COUNTY, N.Y., ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE LAW CREATING THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES WAS SIGNED INTO EFFECT IN AUGUST 1972. THE AGENCY, WHICH PROVIDES SUPPORT IN THE AREAS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION AND RECORDS, COMMUNICATIONS, TRAINING, AND LABORATORY FUNCTIONS, RECEIVES FINANCIAL SUPPORT BOTH FROM THE COUNTY'S TAX BASE AND FROM AVAILABLE FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS. OVERVIEWS, OF THE HISTORY OF CENTRALIZED POLICE SUPPORT SERVICES IN GENERAL AND OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE ERIE COUNTY AGENCY EVOLVED AND FUNCTIONS ARE PRESENTED. THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGENCY ARE DOCUMENTED, AND THE HISTORY AND FUNCTIONS OF EACH DIVISION -- INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, TRAINING, FORENSIC LABORATORY, AND ADMINISTRATION -- ARE DESCRIBED AND ASSESSED. DETAILS OF THE AGENCY'S EMPIRE (ERIE MUNICIPAL POLICE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL ENHANCEMENT) SYSTEM -- A COMPUTERIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION NETWORK -- ARE PROVIDED. THE AGENCY'S CIVILIAN-STAFFED EMERGENCY CONTROL CENTER IS DESCRIBED, AS ARE THE COUNTY'S RADIO NETWORK, TRAINING CURRICULUM, AND FORENSIC LABORATORY SYSTEM. PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES ARE NOTED. AN ORGANIZATIONAL CHART AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Communications units (police); Crime laboratories; New York; Police education; Police information systems; Police Records Units; Police staff services units; Police training; Regionalization
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