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Title: New Jersey Statewide Police Emergency Network Plan
Corporate Author: New Jersey Dept of Law and Public Safety
Statewide Police Emergency Network Task Force
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Jersey Dept of Law and Public Safety
West Trenton, NJ 08625
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: This document presents the task force report and related materials on New Jersey's plan for the Statewide Police Emergency Network (SPEN).
Abstract: The proposed network, a radio communications system and a microwave backbone system, has been developed through task force efforts. The task force collected information and analyzed the status of law enforcement communications as they exist within the State today. As a result of the information obtained, the SPEN plan was formulated. The SPEN concept is simple: through the use of a statewide frequency, this network will link all participating law enforcement agencies in the State. Once implemented, the proposed SPEN will enable all participating law enforcement officials throughout the State to communicate with other participating officials within radio range, regardless of agency affiliation. This capability will greatly enhance the effectiveness and cooperative abilities of all State law enforcement officials. In addition, SPEN provides New Jersey officials with the ability to communicate across State lines in times of emergency. This has been accomplished through the use of a nationwide radio frequency designated for that purpose. The States of Pennsylvania and New York are in the process of designing and implementing communications systems on this frequency, and Maryland, Connecticut, and Delaware have expressed interest in pursuing the SPEN system. Footnotes are included. Appendixes present the SPEN design administration, standards, operating procedures, implementation schedule, and a questionnaire.
Index Term(s): Emergency communications; Interagency cooperation; New Jersey; Police effectiveness; Police information systems; Police radio frequencies; Police services coordination; Police telecommunications systems; State police
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