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NCJ Number: 65493 Find in a Library
Title: HOME OFFICE SPONSORED MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (FROM MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING AND RESOURCES ALLOCATION, 1977, BY J B MORGAN - SEE NCJ-65492)
Author(s): A HOLT
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
United Kingdom

Electronic Engineering Assoc
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Electronic Engineering Assoc
London, WC2H 7BN, England
Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE PLANS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE BRITISH HOME OFFICE IN SETTING UP LOCAL POLICE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION.
Abstract: THE OVERALL GOAL OF THE HOME OFFICE'S POLICE SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT BRANCH IS TO ASSIST IN THE INSTALLATION OF SYSTEMS THAT CAN PROVIDE POLICE OFFICERS WITH DATA FOR THE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS OF DECISIONMAKING AND PLANNING WITH GREATER EFFICIENCY. THE FIRST STAGE IS TO SUPPLY COMPUTER DATA NEEDED FOR SHORT-TERM DECISIONMAKING: THE NATURE OF THE WORKLOAD, ITS LOCATION, AND THE AVAILABILITY AND LOCATION OF RESOURCES. THE SECOND STAGE INVOLVES PROVIDING THE KNOW-HOW FOR INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING PREDICTIONS, AND THE FINAL STAGE CALLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT MODELS THAT WILL ALLOW POLICE MANAGERS TO DECIDE ON THE BEST RESPONSE TO A SITUATION. AT PRESENT, THREE LOCAL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. IN SUSSEX, A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COLLECTS DATA AT 20 SITES ON THE SPEED AND LENGTH OF EACH VEHICLE, AND ON THE GAPS BETWEEN THEM. A CENTRAL COMPUTER CALCULATES TRAFFIC FLOW, MEAN TRAFFIC SPEED, AND THE PERCENTAGE OF VEHICLES EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT. THE INFORMATION CAN BE USED TO ASSESS DRIVERS' RESPONSES TO WARNING SIGNS OR THE PRESENCE OF POLICE AND THEREBY TO SCHEDULE LIMITED POLICE RESOURCES. IN DORSET, THE SYSTEM CAN PROVIDE INFORMATION ON DETAILS OF CRIMES, ACCIDENTS, AND ARRESTS. MANPOWER AVAILABILITY CAN BE PREDICTED FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS IN ADVANCE, AND POLICE TRAINING SCHEDULES ARE PREPARED. IN STRATHCLYDE, A SIMILAR SYSTEM PRODUCES 32 TYPES OF REPORTS, COMPRISING MAPS, TABLES AND LISTS OF INCIDENTS AND CRIMES, WORKLOADS, AND RESOURCE ACTIVITIES. NO ADDITIONAL MATERIALS ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Computer generated reports; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Management Information Systems; Traffic engineering; Workshops and seminars
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