SEARCH Contributes to New Police Executive Research Forum Publication


Kelly J. Harris, SEARCH Deputy Executive Director, contributed to a book just released by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF):

Issues in IT: A Reader for the Busy Police Chief Executive
PERF is pleased to announce the release of Issues in IT: A Reader for the Busy Police Chief Executive, supported by Versaterm, Inc. It is a concise and informative overview of the issues most important to police leaders interested in employing cutting-edge technology. The reader focuses on such topics as emerging technologies, strategic planning, working with vendors, ways to get funded, information sharing and more.

Written by law enforcement executives, policing IT managers, a city chief information officer and other experts in the field, this nontechnical publication identifies the questions to ask and issues to consider when trying to make the most of technology. The report helps to identify potential obstacles, provides advice for avoiding or addressing them, and suggests measures that will help ensure information technology decisions are successful and well supported for the long term.

Copies of Issues in IT (product number 873) can be ordered from PERF's online store at (nonmembers can log on as a guest). Orders can also be placed toll-free at 1.888.202.4563. The book is $20 for PERF members and $22 for nonmembers plus postage and handling. Discounts are available for training and classroom use. If you have any questions, please contact PERF's publications director Martha Plotkin at or 202.466.7820, ext. 332.