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Title: Equipment Systems Improvement Program - Annual Progress Report, Fiscal Year 1974
Corporate Author: Aerospace Corporation, Law Enforcement Group
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 154
Sponsoring Agency: Aerospace Corporation, Law Enforcement Group

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-025-73
Publication Number: ATR-75(7903)-1
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 report presents the activities of Aerospace Corporation's Aerospace Development Group during 1974 in supporting NILECJ's Equipment Systems Improvement Program and translating equipment needs into practical systems for law enforcement and criminal justice operations.
Abstract: In 1974, activities included general program planning, development program support, and special technical support and grant monitoring. The general program planning effort was broadened as the equipment development program grew, and more general planning studies were begun to determine the important factors involved in crime reduction and the influence specific equipment systems can have on these factors. Projects connected with the equipment development program included a cost-effective security alarm system, citizen alarm system, improved protective armor, speaker identification, cargo security, blood and bloodstain analysis, explosives detection and identification, detection of gunshot residue, and latent fingerprint research. In addition to these hardware development activities, technical support was provided which evaluated the adaptability of small cars as police vehicles on three special projects: a police vehicle study, an energy task force, which assessed the effects of the energy crisis on law enforcement and criminal justice systems; and a project 911 study, which determined the feasibility of implementing an automated 911 telephone system in Alameda County, Calif. Figures and tables are provided. Three appendixes summarize correspondence, documentation, and meetings attended in fiscal year 1974. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Blood/body fluid analysis; Cargo security; Crime prevention measures; Equipment evaluation; Explosives; Gunshot residue; Latent fingerprints; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number; Police cars; Police equipment
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