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NCJ Number: 67250 Find in a Library
Title: NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT GEOGRAPHIC DATA BASE (FROM GBF (GEOGRAPHIC BASE FILES) USERS GROUP REPORTS, 1977 - SEE NCJ-67242)
Author(s): R J NOONAN
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S REAL-TIME COMPUTER ASSISTED DISPATCH SYSTEM IS OUTLINED, WITH DISCUSSION OF THE TERMS USED IN THE DATA BASE, THE COMPUTER SYSTEM ITSELF, THE LOCATION DATA BASE, AND FILE ELEMENTS.
Abstract: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT DETAILS THE SIZE OF THE POLICE FORCE AND THE AREA GOVERNED, THE STRUCTURE WITHIN WHICH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM IS FOUND, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPECIAL POLICE RADIO INQUIRY NETWORK (SPRINT). SPECIALIZED TERMS, SOME OF WHICH MAY BE UNIQUE TO NEW YORK CITY'S GEOGRAPHIC DATA BASE (GBF), ARE LISTED. A DESCRIPTION OF SPRINT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE HARDWARE USED, THE VOLUME OF CALLS HANDLED, AND THE WAY THAT THE SYSTEM WORKS. THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND FILE CREATION FOR THE LOCATION DATA BASE IS DISCUSSED. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO THE FILE ORGANIZATION AND THE VARIOUS FILES WITHIN THE LOCATION DATA BASE: THE STREET NAME FILE, THE LOCATION FILE, THE PLACE NAME FILE, THE PLACE INDEX, THE FIRE ALARM BOX FILE, AND THE SIMILAR NAME LIST FILE. WITH REGARD TO DATA BASE MAINTENANCE, EXPLANATION IS GIVEN ON MODIFYING THE DATA BASE AND ON MONITORING HAZARDOUS OR SENSITIVE LOCATIONS THROUGH THE DATA BASE. FLOW CHARTS PORTRAY THE DATA BASE CREATION FOR EACH FILE AND SHOW THE PROCESS FOR ONLINE DATA BASE ACCESS. AN ADDITION, TABLES OFFER EXAMPLES OF AN INCIDENT-CODE TIME SURVEY, A DAILY CODE SIGNAL ANALYSIS, SPRINT HOURLY JOB DISTRIBUTION, A SPRINT JOB SUMMARY, A SPRINT ASSIGNMENT EXCEPTION LISTING, AND A SPRINT WORK LOAD SUMMARY. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Computer hardware systems; Computer mapping; New York
Note: NCJ 67250 AVAILABLE ON MICROFICHE FROM NCJRS UNDER NCJ 67242.
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