Frank J. Callanen Las Cruces 2Feb1972

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Frank J. Callanen Las Cruces 2Feb1972 - WEDNESDAY E V E N I N G , FEBRUARY 2, 1972,...
WEDNESDAY E V E N I N G , FEBRUARY 2, 1972, quarter. Aquarius. New ordered Boris "To be a bill regents He for man Fast Report Plan Sought For Police An IBM plan to speed up police administration will be pro posed for city commission approval at the next regular commission meeting Monday night. Under the plan, the city would Boy Suffers Accidental Rifle Injury A Las Cruces boy is in an El Paso hospital after an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon involving another local youth. Lionel Arrieta, 8, of 1224 Lees Drive, was sent to Southwestern General Hospital in El Paso for further treatment and possible plastic surgery after being shot in the nose at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Arrieta boy was watching television at the home of a companion, also 8. According-to police reports the boys began to talk about hunting. Police said that the companion went into the bedroom and returned to the living room with a 30-30 rifle. The rifle went off, shooting young Arrieta in the nose. Arrieta was taken to Memorial General Hospital for treatment but was then referred to Southwestern Hospital in El Paso. save an estimated S154.630 in five years. The plan would call for a dic- taphone recorder !o take reports from patrolmen and de- teclives. The police officers would be able to call in their reports from the field and not bother to come in to the police station and file their reports. In a letter to Police Chief Ben Silva, I B M representative · Frank J. Callanen estimated that officers now spend a minimum of 20 per cent of their lime writing (heir reports in longhand. This means an average of one and a half hours per day away from investigative and patrol duties. Callanen said that Ihe present system involves greal duplication, inefficiency and decreased production. The tBM system would cost $28,076 for the first year in equipment and additional personnel. Under the present system, the annual cost was estimated by Callanen at $43,102. The new system, the Secre- larial Support Center, calls for Ihe reports to be dictated directly via telephone in the police station. Portable dictation u n i t s would also be available to take down witness statements. The report writing burden would be taken from the detectives and officers and be given to the typists. To reduce the number of typists necessary, Callanen has proposed the use of the high-speed IBM magnetic card ant! "Seleclric" typewriter. The speed with which the new system can take reports is the chief factor in its favor, according to Callanen. In (he IBM proposal letter, he said that the report output would j u m p words a m i n u t e (as longhand) to 60 words per minute under the IBM system. To i n i t i a t e the training sessions in dictation equipment and transcription would be given (o all the clerical personnel who would be using the IBM equipment. The police department would have lo hire a full time secretary for the five day week and two part-time secretaries for the weekend hours. Both City Manager Anthony Vasilakis and Silva said they would be recommending the proposal for approval by the city commission. Silva said in a recent interview thFit he would recommend that the system be used on a al basis for a year but that general "the system looks real good." Beret 'Like ALBUQUF.RQUK ( U P I ) -Joe Cordova, 29, here from

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  1. Las Cruces Sun-News,
  2. 02 Feb 1972, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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