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NCJ Number: 67783 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PHOENIX (AZ) POLICE DEPARTMENT - ANNUAL REPORT, 1979
Corporate Author: Phoenix Police Dept
620 West Washington Avenue
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Phoenix Police Dept
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE REPORT COVERS SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE PHOENIX, ARIZONA, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS HISTORY, ORGANIZATION, ACTIVITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS, AND DEPARTMENT STATISTICS FOR 1979.
Abstract: A COMPUTER AIDED POLICE RECORDS INDEX SYSTEM WITH AN INTERFACE TO THE ARIZONA CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM WAS COMPLETED. USERS HAVE ACCESS TO VARIOUS COUNTY, STATE, AND NATIONAL LEVEL CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS. IN ADDITION, TWO DISTRICTS RECEIVED MOBILE DIGITAL TERMINAL SYSTEMS ENABLING OFFICERS IN PATROL CARS TO DIRECTLY ACCESS THE COMPUTER FILES. THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN DECENTRALIZED: TRAFFIC DETAILS AND DETECTIVES HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO EACH DISTRICT. A NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM POLICING EXPERIMENT WAS INITIATED IN ONE DISTRICT TO DETERMINE IF THIS COULD PROVIDE A MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF POLICE RESOURCES. ALTHOUGH THE CRIME INDEX FOR THE CITY INCREASED 5 PERCENT, THE NUMBER OF CRIMES PER 100,000 POPULATION REMAINED CONSTANT. DESCRIPTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS ARE PROVIDED ALONG WITH DETAILED BUDGET AND CRIME STATISTICS.
Index Term(s): Arizona; Automated police information systems
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