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NCJ Number: 65492 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING AND RESOURCES ALLOCATION
Author(s): J B MORGAN
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
United Kingdom

Electronic Engineering Assoc
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 25
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: THE OBJECTIVES, ACQUISITION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF POLICE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS IS CONSIDERED, AND THE PLANS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE BRITISH HOME OFFICE IN THIS AREA ARE DESCRIBED IN THREE SYMPOSIUM PAPERS.
Abstract: THE FIRST PAPER OUTLINES THE TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF SUCH SYSTEMS: THEY MUST PREDICT TIMES AND LOCATIONS OF HIGH PUBLIC DEMAND FOR POLICE SERVICES, AND THEY MUST PROVIDE EXACT INFORMATION ON THE LOCATIONS OF CRIMES, TIME OF DAY, AND THE MOVEMENTS OF SUSPECTS AND CRIMINALS. THE SECOND PAPER EXPLAINS HOW THESE SYSTEMS MAY BE ACQUIRED AND DEVELOPED. A SMALLER COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM MAY BE EXPANDED, OR A MINI-COMPUTER MAY FRONT-END A MAINFRAME COMPUTER ALREADY AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY. THE SYSTEMS MAY BE GRADUALLY DEVELOPED AS NEW ADVANTAGES ARE DISCOVERED AND AS FINANCIAL RESOURCES BECOME AVAILABLE. THE FINAL PAPER REVIEWS THE PLANS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE BRITISH HOME OFFICE IN THIS FIELD. IN SUSSEX, A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED; IN DORSET, A SYSTEM PROVIDES INFORMATION ON CRIMES, ACCIDENTS, ARRESTS, POLICE TRAINING SCHEDULES, AND MANPOWER AVAILABILITY FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS IN ADVANCE; AND IN STRATHCLYDE, A SIMILAR SYSTEM PRODUCES 32 TYPES OF REPORTS, COMPRISING MAPS, TABLES, WORKLOADS, RESOURCE ACTIVITIES, AND LISTS OF CRIMES. NO SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED. FOR RELATED DOCUMENTS SEE NCJ 65493 AND NCJ 65494.
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Computer generated reports; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Management Information Systems; Police decisionmaking; Traffic engineering; Workshops and seminars
Note: SESSION 4 OF THE SYMPOSIUM OF TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN POLICE FORCES, 1977, LONDON, ENGLAND
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