Law Enforcement Television Network Evaluation


  1. Miller, I.
  2. Arnold, J.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police College, Ottawa ON (CAN);Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
The Canadian Police College (CPC or the College) and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) entered into a one year cost sharing agreement to evaluate the benefits form subscribing to LETN. Live satellite service was put in place at the CPC. To date, LETN is in approximately twenty Canadian police agencies. It is suggested in this report that: 1. A department interested in LETN Programming should, where possible, enter into a two to three month contract with LETN to receive their taped programming. 2. Departments should put a plan in place that addresses their expectations and intentions for the use of LETN programming. 3. If live satellite reception is intended then it is important to have convenient viewing locations such as a lounge, roll call or office area. 4. LETN programming will be of limited value to a department unless it is reviewed and utilized as part of the departments training plan, and as a base for criminal justice information on the new police products, tactics and management techniques. 5. LETN provides a focus for discussions on current policing priorities. 6. More time dedicated to viewing, plus more off-hours viewing locations in the college environment would have made this evaluation more effective. From an equipment research point of view, there appeared to be an underlining need for new and innovative police technology. There were instances where new products and ideas saved the CPRC time and effort in pursuing new product ideas.
Television in police work
Report Number
HV7936.T4;TM-10-1993E;TM-10-93 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 1993
Number of Pages
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