Laurence J. Cortland

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: In 1928, the city of Detroit had the distinction of being the first city in the world to introduce police radios and two-way radio police dispatch. Sixty years later, another world first by the City of Detroit Police Department was announced by Mayor Coleman Young: the introduction of emergency vehicle tracking integrated with the “Enhanced 911” emergency dispatch system. This system is the most ambitious undertaking of its kind and incorporates many innovative features, including automatic tracking of the largest fleet of Loran-C equipped vehicles. A complete floor of the Detroit Police Headquarters has been renovated to provide the most advanced facility for public safety dispatch. This paper presents concepts and some details of the Automatic Vehicle Location System developed to complete the elements of the Detroit Public Safety Dispatch System.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 36, Number 3
Pages: 223 - 234
Cite this article: Cortland, Laurence J., "LORAN-C VEHICLE TRACKING IN DETROIT'S PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH SYSTEM", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 36, No. 3, Fall 1989, pp. 223-234.
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