Title

The Evans County (GA) Smart Policing Initiative: The Use of Technology to Improve Communication and Job Readiness in Rural Georgia

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2-19-2014

Abstract

Communication and technology limitations continue to plague rural law enforcement throughout the US. The Evans County, Georgia SPI is an effort to improve communication and crime analysis between a county Sherriff?s office and two small municipalities? police departments using technology in the forms of smart phones, computer analytic tools, and synchronized databases. The evaluation has three parts: (1) the successes and roadblocks of implementing technology in rural agencies; (2) whether the technology improved communication leading to increased readiness; and (3) how the communication and effectiveness of these three agencies and departments fare with comparison agencies and departments in the area.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Location

Philadelphia, PA

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