58 FUTURE TRENDS IN POLICING 17. Please describe any innovative ways in which your agency has incorporated technology into your overall crime fighting strategy in the space provided. Technology n % Social Media/Outreach 31 26.3 Cameras/CCTV 30 25.4 Mapping/Hot-Spots/GPS 25 21.2 License Plate Readers 22 18.6 RMS/Shared Database/Intranet 20 16.9 In-Car Computer/Tablet 19 16.1 Analysis 14 11.9 Computer Forensics 10 8.5 In-Car Camera 8 6.8 Automated/E-Ticket Device 8 6.8 Online Crime Reporting 7 5.9 ShotSpotter 6 5.1 CompStat 6 5.1 Cell Phone Tracking 6 5.1 Text-a-Tip 5 4.2 Inter-Agency Data Sharing 3 2.5 Mobile/Electronic Fingerprinting 3 2.5 Ballistics Partnership 2 1.7 Patrol Vehicle Locator 2 1.7 Other 33 28.0 When asked to describe innovative strategies for incorporating technology into crime fighting strategies, the most common responses were through social media, cameras and CCTV, mapping and hotspots, and license plate readers. These numbers do not necessarily represent what agencies are doing, just what they are doing and perceive to be innovative (for example, it is likely that more than six use CompStat, and more than two track patrol vehicles). Other examples of technology used included digital recording equipment, breathalyzers, Tasers, biometrics, jail phone taps, paperless report writing, Skype conferencing, and monitoring school websites. Totals are out of the 118 agencies that provided an answer to this question. Percentages do not add up to 100, as some agencies listed multiple things.
Appendixes 59 FUTURE EXPECTATIONS For each of the following statements about how policing could change in the next 2 to 5 years please rate the following statements from 1 to 5. (1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3=No Opinion, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly Agree) Police Functions and Department Structure 18. Local agencies will focus more resources on data collection, crime analysis, and real-time intelligence. Strongly Disagree Disagree No Opinion Agree Strongly Agree 0.5% 0.5% 3.7% 35.1% 60.1% Nearly all agencies (95.2 percent) agree or strongly agree that local agencies will focus more resources on data collection, crime analysis, and real-time intelligence. 19. Agencies will place less emphasis on community policing. Strongly Disagree Disagree No Opinion Agree Strongly Agree 39.0% 36.9% 9.6% 11.8% 2.7% Three quarters of agencies (75.9 percent) disagree or strongly disagree with the idea that agencies will place less emphasis on community policing. 20. Agencies will direct more resources toward identifying undocumented immigrants and enforcing immigration laws. Strongly Disagree Disagree No Opinion Agree Strongly Agree 23.9% 42.6% 22.3% 9.0% 2.1% Two thirds of agencies (66.5 percent) disagree or strongly disagree with the idea that agencies will direct more resources toward identifying undocumented immigrants and enforcing immigration laws.
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