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NCJ Number: 83071 Find in a Library
Title: Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program, Colorado Springs Friday Session
Author(s): C Dorsey; E Greenberg
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Two LEAA representatives describe the agency's requirements regarding grant and equipment applications for the Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program (ICAP), discuss the results of Action Program Development Process (APDP) research, and describe the purpose and phases of the Managing Patrol Operations (MPO) project.
Abstract: LEAA suggests that record systems be implemented (not just designed) manually before applications for equipment are made. Crime analysis functions identified by the Crime Analysis System Support project can be used to develop ICAP systems. Model systems will be developed and implemented in some ICAP cities by late 1980. LEAA suggests that system functions be designed, that cost analysis be performed, and that applicants draw from discretionary funds only for ICAP use before grant applications are made. LEAA discourages sole-source equipment procurement practices. APDP studies support the MPO in defining patrol performance objectives and in developing strategies to accomplish these objectives. Three cities will implement MPO with an extensive evaluation component. The three phases of MPO are (1) a 6-month preimplementation phase involving training, planning and strategy design; (2) a 2-month program plan review period, during which a program plan that defines and analyzes program strategies is submitted; and (3) a 1-year implementation period to be evaluated against 1 year of operations prior to implementation. Patrol operations will be broken down into three components: resource allocation, managing demands, and directed activity in which uncommitted patrol time is used in a more systematic way. MPO offers a technique that increases efficiency of patrol operations by instituting more referrals instead of mobile unit responses to each call-for-service. To successfully implement MPO, a massive training effort is needed, particularly for police management and personnel. Trainers will be onsite during MPO implementation and will provide technical assistance. Field tests should tell whether MPO techniques are more effective than those already in use, as well as identify the conditions for replication at other departments.
Index Term(s): Directed patrol; Grants or contracts; Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program; Police manpower deployment; Procurement procedures; Regulations compliance
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