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NCJ Number: 62514 Find in a Library
Title: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR LAW-ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS CASE STUDY REPORT 1
Author(s): N B REILLY; J A MUSTAIN
Corporate Author: California Institute of Technology
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91103
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: 79-71
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 CASE HISTORIES ARE DESCRIBED WHICH ILLUSTRATE THE WORK BEING DONE WITH 27 STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES BY THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) UNDER A GRANT FROM LEAA.
Abstract: THIS PROGRESS REPORT COVERS A PART OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORK IN LEAA'S OVERALL PROGRAM OF ASSISTANCE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE JURISDICTIONS. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF LOCAL AND STATE AGENCIES BY APPLYING MODERN TECHNIQUES TO THE ANALYSIS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. IN ONE OF THE PROJECTS DESCRIBED, QUEUEING ANALYSIS SHOWED SEVERAL WAYS OF IMPROVING TIME OF RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES MADE TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FROM THE FIELD. INQUIRIES WERE PRINCIPALLY FOR LICENSE PLATE CHECKS AND FOR INFORMATION ON CURRENT WANTS AND WARRANTS FROM OFFICERS AND OTHER AGENCIES, THROUGH A STATE MULTIPLE-SWITCHER NETWORK. THE TASK ALSO DEVELOPED DESIGN CRITERIA FOR NEW, MORE EFFICIENT CENTRALIZED SWITCHING EQUIPMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT. ANOTHER CASE HISTORY TRACES THE APPLICATION OF ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE TO THE MESSAGE-LOAD PROBLEM EXPERIENCED BY THE NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT (NEW YORK) IN ITS DISPATCH CENTER, SHOWING THAT ITS COMMUNICATIONS COULD BE IMPROVED BY ADDING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS RATHER THAN PEOPLE. FIGURES AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED AND AN APPENDIX LISTS OTHER LEAA PROJECTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--MJW)
Index Term(s): Communications; Law enforcement; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Police information systems; Program evaluation review techniques; Technical assistance plans; Technical assistance reports
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