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MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE. TRAFFIC STOP PROGRAM. Briefing for. TRAFFIC RECORDS FORUM. Dave Linn MCPD Technology Division 240-773-5211 [email protected] August 7, 2002. TRAFFIC STOP DATA COLLECTION. Background Data Elements Dual Track: Paper - Electronic Training Electronic:

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE

TRAFFIC STOP PROGRAM

Briefing for

TRAFFIC RECORDS FORUM

Dave Linn

MCPD Technology Division

240-773-5211

[email protected]

August 7, 2002


TRAFFIC STOP

DATA COLLECTION

Background

Data Elements

Dual Track:

Paper - Electronic

Training

Electronic:

Hardware/Software

Test Period

Analysis & Data


BACKGROUND:

  • Allegations

  • DOJ Investigation

  • Agreement:

  • DOJ

  • MCPD

  • FOP

  • MC Govt

  • Office of Internal Affairs

  • Data Collection

  • Training

  • Policy

  • Oversight

  • Independent Analysis

March 2000

90 Days to

Implement


DATA ELEMENTS:

Required:

Date Sub-Group

Type of Stop Location

Time of Day Duration of Stop

Driver Race Driver Gender

Year of Birth County resident

License State Tag State

Driver Status Driver Violations

Charges (non-traffic)


DATA ELEMENTS:

County Optional:

Vehicle Search

Items recovered

Duty Status

Passenger Status

Passenger Violations

Passenger Charges (non-traffic)

Related CRs

PIN

Comments


REQUIREMENTS

PAPER or ELECTRONIC?:

Dual Track:

Develop Paper Reporting Process

Electronic Data Collection


COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS:

Data Base/Hardware

Pick List

Reduced Errors

No Supervisor Time

No Data Entry

Positive Attitude

Migration to Mobile Data

Forms

Processing Time

Supervisor Time

Accuracy

Data Entry Personnel

Entry Errors

Attitude

Electronic Data Collection

Pay Back Within One Year


ELECTRONIC HARDWARE:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS (Spring 2000)

Simple Operation

Not Wireless

Expandable for Other Functions

  • Pocket PC:

  • 16 meg RAM

  • Less Costly

  • Expansion Slot

  • Compatible to MS Office

  • Palm:

  • Limited to 8 meg

  • Costly

  • Limited Expansion


  • Compaq Aero 1550

  • Small Size

  • Sharp B/W screen

  • Backlite screen

  • 16 meg memory

  • Compatible with MS Office

  • Reasonable Cost ($280)

  • 14 hour rechargeable battery

  • Easy to Use


ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE:

Contractors:

End to End Solution

Client (Windows CE)

Communications (CE Fusion)

MS Access Data Base

90 Day Development Period

Concurrent with

Policy & Training

Software and Communications Programs


TRAINING

All Sworn and Non-Sworn Personnel

All Personnel

- 1 hour on DOJ Agreement

All Sworn Personnel

- 1 hour on data elements & policy

All Sworn Personnel

- 1 hour on Pocket PC

Pocket PC was issued after training


TESTING:

30 Day Operational Test

7000+ Records

No serious problems

Positive Officer Response

Operational Sept 1, 2000

Today: 145,000 plus records

August 2000


DATA & ANALYSIS

MCPD Web Page www.co.mo.md.us/services/police


DATA & ANALYSIS

14,000

10,000

6,000

2,000

# Stops

Indian Asian Black Hispanic White




LESSONS LEARNED:

  • Officer Involvement in Development

  • Training is Critical

  • Officers Accepted Pocket PCs

  • Test Each Stage of Development

  • Policy Required Early

  • Union Involvement Important

  • Positive Impact of Technology

  • Early High Loss / Damage Rate

  • Accountability for HW & Data


FUTURE:

Migrate Traffic Stop to Computers in Vehicles:


Future:

Public Safety 2000

800 MHz Radio

New ECC

(TMC Planned)

Alternate ECC

New CAD

Mobile Data

AVL/Mapping

GIS

Records Management System

August 2002


Future:

Public Safety 2000

800 MHz Radio (Tested and Ready)

New ECC (Ready)

(TMC Planned) (Underway)

Alternate ECC (2004)

New CAD (November 2002)

Mobile Data (Now)

AVL/Mapping (November 2002)

GIS (November 2002)

Records Management System

(Spring 2003)


Questions:

  • Why not wireless?

  • Why not use for other mobile data?

  • Why not grant money?

  • What was community reaction to collections?

  • What was community reaction to analysis?


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