Information Technology Systems in Police Departments

Explain why a police department would use any of these information technology systems for its community policing program.

– The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report database
– Bureau of Statistics databases
– National Crime Victimization Survey database
– Computer-Aided Dispatch
– Global Justice Information Network
– Crime mapping
– Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
– Live Scan
– Communications technologies

How are the selected technologies used by law enforcement agencies within a community policing program? Explain in detail.

Address the following:

What significant benefits have the technologies selected by the group had on law enforcement operations, specifically on community-oriented policing? Explain.

What drawbacks do the technologies selected by the group have on law enforcement operations? Explain in detail.

What specific problems do these technologies directly address? Explain.

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