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Police put dispatch logs on the Web.



Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard

Wondering what the police were doing in your neighborhood last night? Now you can find out for yourself with just a few clicks of the mouse.

As of this week, police dispatch A dispatch or dispatches can refer to:
  • Dispatch (logistics), a procedure in logistics
  • Dispatch (band), an American jam band
  • Dispatches (TV series), a documentary show on Channel 4 in the UK
  • Dispatches
 logs for the Eugene and Springfield police departments and the Lane County Sheriff's Office are accessible online.

The new logs include the time, date and location of all calls for service that come in to each agency. Most entries include a brief description of the incident, as provided by the caller. Most also include information on how the call was resolved - whether through arrest, citation Citation

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 or report. Certain confidential information Noun 1. confidential information - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
steer, tip, wind, hint, lead
 is filtered out.

Each day, Eugene and Springfield will post the log from the previous 24 hours, so Thursday's log will be available today. Information for the weekend will not be updated until Monday.

Lane County plans to post the information less frequently, once or twice a week, because of staffing issues, sheriff's Sgt. Clint Clint is the diminutive word for the given name Clinton and may refer to:

People:
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  • Clint Mansell (1963–), an English musician and composer
Places:
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 Riley said.

It's the first time Eugene and Springfield have offered such information on the Web. The sheriff's office had been posting a less-detailed version on its Web site since August 2004.

Until July 2004, similar information was available via paper printouts kept at the three agencies and provided to media and the public upon request.

But that feature was eliminated when the county joined with Motorola to upgrade the interagency in·ter·a·gen·cy  
adj.
Involving or representing two or more agencies, especially government agencies.
 Area Information Records System, commonly known as AIRS. The system provides emergency dispatch for police, fire and ambulance service in Eugene, Springfield and Lane County and allows law enforcement officers quick access to criminal records.

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 county and police agencies have worked with Motorola to restore the detailed log and to make it accessible over the Internet, said Dara Boush, AIRS manager.

Motorola tinkered with its software, while county computer programmers This is a list of programmers notable for their contributions to software, either as original author or architect, or for later additions.

See also: Game programmer, List of computer scientists

 wrote a program to filter out confidential information and ensure that each agency had control over its own data.

In the future, the Eugene Police Department wants to further improve the system so that the data on its Web site are refreshed re·fresh  
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v.tr.
1. To revive with or as if with rest, food, or drink; give new vigor or spirit to.

2.
 every 15 minutes or so, instead of every 24 hours, according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 police spokeswoman Melinda Kletzok.

POLICE LOGS ONLINE Online dispatch logs for local police agencies went active this week. To check out activity in your area, go to the following Web addresses: Eugene Police Department: www.eugene-or.gov/police, click on "Police Dispatch Log" link on right side of screen; updated daily at noon except on weekends Springfield Police Department: www.ci.springfield.or.us/police/ log.htm, click on the day of the week; updated daily except on weekends Lane County Sheriff's Office: www.lanecounty.org/ Sheriff_PoliceServices/ Activitylog.htm, click on date desired; updated twice a week
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Title Annotation:General News; Eugene, Springfield and Lane County information is available to the public
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jan 5, 2007
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