TTA Catalog

Technology Assessment

  • TTA Type

  • Area

To assess local technology capacities, PSN subject matter experts (SMEs) will conduct the following activities:

  • Examine areas such as dispatch software, records management software, the mobile environment, case management, crime analysis, IT support, and other related technologies.
  • Perform an initial assessment to identify gaps and needs.
  • Produce a report detailing the department’s technical gaps.
  • Provide a recommendation for future TTA opportunities.
Goal and Objectives:

Provide the local site with insight in planning and implementing future initiatives focused on the agency’s technical resources and abilities. SMEs will provide recommendations to further the site’s technology-driven justice initiatives.

Intended Audience:

(Local personnel to participate in the assessment).

  • Chief information officers
  • Technologists
  • Records department staff
  • Crime analyst/statisticians/CompStat report generators (headquarters and in precincts)
  • Detectives in charge/lead detectives
  • Computer-aided dispatch /records management system/jail/mobile solutions
  • Body-worn cameras/closed-circuit TVs /license plate readers, as applicable
  • Case management
  • Two-day site visit.
  • The SMEs will deliver an assessment report approximately two months after the site visit.
  • Meetings with the above local personnel (smaller conversations with four to five people)
  • CompStat meeting
  • Viewing any technologies the department might have, including whether they share systems or networks between the county or city

An expert will be identified based on need or as suggested/recommended by the requester.