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Title: Metropolitan Police Department - Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1978
Corporate Author: District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Dept
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the activities of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., during fiscal year 1978.
Abstract: Accomplishments of the various bureaus are highlighted, including those of the field operations bureau, administrative services, technical services, and inspection services. Statistical data and achievements of the office of the general council, which is responsible for giving legal advice to the police chief and for publishing policy documents on legal issues, are described. The general council also devoted time to an analysis of procedures stemming from the case of Lively v. Cullinane. In finance and management activities, a computerized accounting system was initiated in 1978. The field operations bureau, responsible for the performance of all primary police tasks, focused on finding ways to reward and motivate field personnel. One of the most significant changes made was to upgrade the seven district commanders. Statistical analysis reveals that reported offenses in the department's jurisdiction showed an increase of 0.4 percent over fiscal year 1977, from 49,789 to 49,964. Closed cases totaled 12,125 for a clearance rate of 24.3 percent. Homicides numbered 187; the current incidence is the lowest since 1966. Photographs, tables, graphs, and charts are included.
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; District of Columbia; Municipal police; Police statistics
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