Office of Technology Division
The Office of Technology Division analyzes crime patterns, coordinates the installation and support of portable laptop computers installed in police vehicles, and is responsible for data entry of all reports written by law enforcement agencies in Orleans Parish. The Division is made up of three Sections
Crime Analysis Section
Crime Analysis Section analyzes crime patterns to provide patrol and investigative officers information necessary to identify criminal offenders through production of weekly and monthly crime-trend booklets. The booklets include computer generated maps identifying crime hot spots and trends.
This section also coordinates statistical research and visual presentation for scheduled crime related meetings, in which the commanders of the eight field patrol districts discuss methods utilized to address crime trends in their districts.
Mobile Data Section
Mobile Data Section coordinates the installation and support of portable laptop computers installed in police vehicles. The mobile data terminal provides field access to department and State data bases, including stolen vehicles, vehicle registrations, criminal histories and warrants. The terminal also connects the field units with the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system improving management of resources and calls for service response.
Data Entry Section
The Data Entry Section is responsible for data entry of all reports written by law enforcement agencies in Orleans Parish, in order to generate data used for crime statistics. This section is also responsible for:
Entering traffic accident reports
Entering categorical, statistical and demographic data from police incident reports into computerized files and records
Processing incoming requests from NOPD and outside agencies pertaining to Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) information
Research and development of evolving systems and the release of data necessary for the compilation of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), reported to the F.B.I. and the State of Louisiana, published on a quarterly basis.