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Title: RALEIGH COUNTY, PRINCETON, AND BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA - POLICE RECORDS SYSTEM ANALYSIS - LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION POLICE TECHNICAL REPORT
Author(s): L R WALTON
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Justice Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Westinghouse Justice Institute
Arlington, VA 22202
Contract Number: J-LEAA-003-76
Publication Number: 76-7
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 States of America
Annotation: THE THREE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THIS STUDY ASKED FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE RECORDS SYSTEMS; THE ANALYSIS CONSIDERS EACH DEPARTMENT ALONE AND THEN MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL THREE.
Abstract: RALEIGH COUNTY, W.V., HAS A POPULATION OF 74,000--OF WHICH ALMOST 25,000 LIVE IN THE COUNTY SEAT OF BECKLEY. UNTIL 1971 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE KEPT ONLY JAIL AND CIVIL PROCESSES STATISTICS. IT ASKED FOR HELP IN COLLECTING RECORDS FOR THE STATE'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING SYSTEM. PRINCETON, WHICH IS LOCATED IN MERCER COUNTY, HAS 20 SWORN OFFICERS SERVING A POPULATION OF 7,300. IT ALSO NEEDED HELP IN IMPROVING ITS MANUAL RECORDS SYSTEM. THE BLUEFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS 30 SWORN OFFICERS SERVING A POPULATION OF 17,000 AND ITS NEEDS WERE MUCH THE SAME AS PRINCETON'S. THE REPORT DESIGNS A COMPREHENSIVE RECORDS SYSTEM THAT CAN BE EASILY MAINTAINED MANUALLY BY A SMALL POLICE DEPARTMENT. SAMPLE FORMS ARE INCLUDED AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF EACH COPY IS EXPLAINED. THESE RECORDS CAN BE USED TO GENERATE CRIME DATA AND WILL PROVIDE MUCH GREATER CONTROL OF POLICE OPERATIONS. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Police records; West Virginia
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