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NCJ Number: 62515 Find in a Library
Title: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR LAW-ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS CASE STUDY REPORT 2
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: 32
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: NO 79-78
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PROCESS OF ANALYZING ONE SPECIFIC PROJECT FOR COMBINING THE COMMUNICATIONS AND RECORDS FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL SMALL POLICE DEPARTMENTS IS DESCRIBED BY CASE HISTORY PRESENTATIONS.
Abstract: TWO CASE HISTORIES ARE OFFERED AS EXAMPLES OF THE WORK DONE WITH 31 STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES BY THE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY UNDER A GRANT FROM LEAA TO IMPROVE POLICE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. IN ONE STUDY, THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSOLIDATING DISPATCH CENTER OPERATIONS FOR SMALL AGENCIES IS CONSIDERED. SYSTEM LOAD MEASUREMENTS WERE TAKEN AND QUEUEING ANALYSIS APPLIED TO DETERMINE NUMBERS OF PERSONNEL REQUIRED FOR EACH SEPARATE AGENCY AND FOR A CONSOLIDATED DISPATCH CENTER. FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS WERE DEVELOPED AND A COST MODEL WAS DESIGNED TO COMPARE RELATIVE COSTS OF VARIOUS ALTERNATIVES. THE ALTERNATIVES INCLUDED CONTINUATION OF THE PRESENT, CONSOLIDATION OF A MANUAL SYSTEM, AND CONSOLIDATED COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCHING. THE SECOND CASE HISTORY DEALS WITH THE CONSIDERATION OF A MULTIREGIONAL, INTRASTATE RADIO FREQUENCY FOR IMPROVED INTERREGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS. SAMPLE STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT ARE PROVIDED. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS EFFORTS WILL RAISE THE QUALITY OF INFORMATION AND LOWER THE COST OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES IN CONTIGUOUS SMALL JURISDICTIONS. TABLES AND APPENDIXES ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LWM)
Index Term(s): Case studies; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Police telecommunications systems; Technical assistance reports; Telecommunications; Telecommunications equipment
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