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NCJ Number: 69915 Find in a Library
Title: Reports, Records and Communications in the Boston (MA) Police Department - Final Report
Corporate Author: Boston Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Boston Police Dept
Boston, MA 02116
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-69-007; 346; 153
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 final report examines the accomplishments of the Boston Police Department during a fourth LEAA grant for the development of an integrated communications and information system.
Abstract: The goals and tasks for this grant period centered on improvements to the command and control system, the radio communications system, an emergency telephone system, an emergency reporting (callbox) system, headquarters-station communications, and the reporting and records systems. Equipment problems prevented implementing the prototype command and control systems, but these problems should be solved in time for the next project phase. All basic programming for the prototype has been completed, except for debugging and testing. Expanded radio communications facilities implementation was begun. An automatic call distribution system (not 911) for handling emergency calls will be implemented as part of the new command and control center, and a test system for leasing telephone public callboxes will be expanded. In Headquarters-Station Communications Activities, a coaxial cable system was used experimentally for voice services on an intermittent basis. In Reporting System Activities, basic information requirements for each of the incident-oriented report forms was completed. In Record System Acitivities, basic requirements were outlined for the centralized records system. It is estimated that the final system can be made fully operational in approximately 2 years.
Index Term(s): Massachusetts; Police information systems
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