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NCJ Number: 51071 Find in a Library
Title: USE OF RESOURCE-ALLOCATION MODELS IN LOS ANGELES (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT (FROM POLICE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, 1978, BY KENT W COLTON - SEE NCJ-51065)
Author(s): S HEBERT; K W COLTON
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXPERIENCE OF THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PATROL RESOURCE-ALLOCATION MODEL IS TRACED. THE ORIGINAL COMPUTER SYSTEM WAS TRANSFORMED AND BECAME A COMPUTERIZED HISTORICAL REPORTING SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE HISTORY OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MANPOWER RESOURCE ALLOCATION SYSTEM (LEMRAS) IS GIVEN IN DETAIL, BEGINNING WITH ITS INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT IN 1967. LEMRAS WAS BASED ON A MODEL DEVELOPED FOR THE ST. LOUIS (MO) POLICE DEPARTMENT. IN 1973 OFFICER DISSATISFACTION LED TO REDESIGN OF THE SYSTEM, WHICH WAS RENAMED ADAM (AUTOMATED DEPLOYMENT OF AVAILABLE MANPOWER). AFTER 6 MONTHS ADAM WAS REDIRECTED AND A SIMPLIFIED PATROL CAR ALLOCATION MODEL WAS IMPLEMENTED. THE ADAM COMPUTER PROGRAM WAS USED TO PREPARE AND PROCESS THE DAILY FIELD ACTIVITIES REPORTS AND OTHER HISTORICAL STATISTICS. THE PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS WHICH PLAGUED THIS 10-YEAR PROGRAM ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL. A CHART GIVES A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE PROJECT. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ADAM OUTPUT ARE INCLUDED. NOTES AND REFERENCES ARE APPENDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): California; Computer aided operations; Computer software; Evaluation; Patrol; Police records; Police reports
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