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Technology Outreach Program (TOP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $124,980)

Project summary for 2000-MU-MU-K020 (S-1)

The Technology Outreach Program includes a series of videos, "Technology on the Job", that are designed to update law enforcement and corrections personnel on emerging technologies, their uses, and any other related issues. The final product will be two 30-minute videos broken down into a series of 5-minute segments.

The video segments will be targeted to law enforcement and corrections and are intended to be shown during "Roll Call" or siminar setting. Each segment will feature a different emerging technology and will serve to inform law enforcement and corrections personnel of the uses, availability, and potential issues surrounding these technologies through an active, dynamic medium that include technology demonstrations and interviews with prominent figures. NIJ's Office of Science and Technology personnel will work closely with the grantee to identify technologies that are new, relevant, and show the greatest promise for assisting officers to combat crime.

The TOP video(s) directed at a law enforcement audience will be distributed via VHS cassettes to approximately 16,000 agencies and will be broadcast over the Law Enforcement Television Network to approximately another 2,000 agencies. The video(s) directed at a corrections audience will be distributed via VHS cassette to approximately 8,000 agencies, through the mail and as hand outs. All will also be made available for viewing over the Internet, to be hosted by the agency, in multiple formats.

Once delivery of the videotapes and digitizing is complete, any remaining funds will be used to help produce additional outreach projects.

Date Created: September 29, 2000