skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 82871 Find in a Library
Title: Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program, Washington, DC (District of Columbia) - Warrant Service Systems
Author(s): J Gannon
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This talk focuses on results of a national survey of warrant services, goals of a well-run warrant service, and ways to enhance warrant servicing.
Abstract: The survey, conducted in 1975, contacted 110 major jurisdictions and found that 56 maintained some kind of formal warrant service. Although the 56 jurisdictions used various approaches and systems, they all experienced similar problems in establishing and maintaining these systems. A program model was developed which reflected the cumulative knowledge and experience of these independent systems. The model was designed to be used as a comparison, an evaluation, and a method to avoid independent trial and error methods that were so common in the past. An effective, efficient warrant system can help a city reduce crime by apprehending criminals with outstanding warrants. Although sheriffs serve warrants as assigned by the court, police departments should serve outstanding serious warrants to reduce crime. Problems caused by inefficient warrant servicing are outlined, and goals of a well-run warrant service are discussed. These include addressing specific crime problems in the jurisdiction while concurrently ensuring that all warrants receive a specific degree of service intensity based on a predetermined priority policy, speedy apprehension, and reducing warrant backlog. Different approaches to enhance warrant servicing are presented. Questions and answers conclude the talk. The speaker is in charge of the warrant service in the Washington, D.C., Police Department.
Index Term(s): Arrest warrants; Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program; Models; Police responsibilities; Policing innovation
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Videotape, 19 minutes, color, 1 inch - see NCJ-82869-70, 82872-75.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=82871

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.