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NCJ Number: 65491 Find in a Library
Title: TACTICAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS
Author(s): R BROOME; A BURROWS; I LUND
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
United Kingdom

Electronic Engineering Assoc
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Electronic Engineering Assoc
London, WC2H 7BN, England
Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
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 Kingdom
Annotation: THREE PAPERS FROM A BRITISH SYMPOSIUM OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN POLICE TACTICAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: TACTICAL RESPONSE REFERS TO THE DEPLOYMENT OF RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE. THE FIRST PAPER REVIEWS THE HISTORY OF TACTICAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, POINTING OUT MILESTONES IN THE INTRODUCTION OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST OFFICERS PATROLLING ON FOOT AND IN VEHICLES. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TWO-TIER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM LINKING CENTRAL CONTROL AND PATROL OFFICERS, AND WITH THE INCREASING USE OF THE 999 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER BY THE PUBLIC. ANOTHER PAPER TRACES THE INTRODUCTION OF COMPUTER-BASED COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DESCRIBING IN DETAIL DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS IN BIRMINGHAM AND GLASGOW. THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN RURAL POLICING IS ALSO DISCUSSED. THE THIRD PAPER DESCRIBES COOPERATION BETWEEN POLICE AND THE BRITISH COMPUTER INDUSTRY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TACTICAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS; OUTLINES DESIGN FACTORS IN SUCH SYSTEMS; AND CONSIDERS FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA OF AUTOMATED VEHICLE LOCATION. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT THE OBJECTIVE OF COMPUTERBASED COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS IS TWOFOLD: TO ENSURE THE FASTEST POSSIBLE RESPONSE OF THE BEST AVAILABLE RESOURCE TO INCIDENTS REQUIRING POLICE ASSISTANCE; AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE POLICE MANAGEMENT.
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Emergency telephone number; Police tactical deployment; Police telecommunications systems; Rural policing; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: SESSION 2 OF THE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION IN POLICE TECHNOLOGY, WEMBLEY CONFERENCE CENTRE, LONDON (ENGLAND), NOVEMBER 21-23, 1977
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