Technology Decision Tool
Striking a Balance - New Tool Provides Cost/Benefit Analysis for Public Safety
As budgets shrink and public safety needs grow, agencies must keep a watchful eye on the bottom line. Although officer and community safety is always a priority, efficiency of operations is a key consideration when making purchasing decisions. The Technology Decision Tool helps agencies make safe and sound acquisitions.
The new tool was developed by NLECTC with input from technology experts from both large and small agencies who have first-hand experience in successfully evaluating and implementing technology projects. It guides agencies through a customized cost/benefit analysis exercise to help them make the best decisions for their officers and their communities. It directs decision-making based on needs, availability of technology and life-cycle costs of products and training. Safety considerations meet budget realities and viable solutions are offered and evaluated.
Want to see how the Technology Decision Tool can help your agency? Test drive it here.
New from CBKB: Using Cost-Benefit Analysis for Justice Policymaking
Read the latest white paper from the BJA-funded Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB), "Using Cost-Benefit Analysis for Justice Policymaking." This paper is intended to help government officials and their staff; policymakers; corrections, community corrections, court and law enforcement personnel; and service providers know what to look for in a justice-related CBA understand what cost-benefits mean and use those results to inform their decisions.
BJA Leadership Participates in Law Enforcement Forecasting Group
Troy Nece and Bhaskar Roy (at podium); BJA Director O'Donnell and BJA Deputy Director Mahoney