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NCJ Number: 99350 Find in a Library
Title: Documentation and Assessment of Transit Security Data Reporting and Its Utilization
Author(s): E O Hargadine; G Scott
Corporate Author: Mandex, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: Dade Cty Office of the Cty Manager
Miami, FL 33130
Mandex, Inc
Vienna, VA 22180
US Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: Dade Cty Office of the Cty Manager
73 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report documents transit security information systems currently used by transit police and security departments in several cities.
Abstract: The study involved a literature review pertaining to existing Federal, State, and local crime reporting systems as well as interviews with experts in the crime-reporting area. The second phase of the study consisted of fact-gathering interviews at 23 transit agencies to document the transit security reporting systems in use and determine how transit security is organized. Data were obtained on the types of security information being generated, how the information is processed, and how it is used. The report identifies five groups of transit police and security departments distinguished by divisions of security functions between transit police and local public police. The information requirements of each of the five groups are delineated. Three alternative reporting systems are identified: one appropriate for a one- or two-person security department, one for a larger security department without sworn police officers, and one for a transit police department with sworn officers. Conclusions and recommendations focus on the liaison of transit security personnel with local police, incident classification systems, operator reporting practices, information processing procedures and forms, and computer systems. Recommendations are offered for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. An appendix lists contact persons at the 23 transit agencies as well as the hardware and software used at each agency. A 15-item bibliography is provided.
Index Term(s): Data collections; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Mass transit security
Note: UMTA Technical Assistance Program
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