Part I: Editing [Back to Writing Test Page]
Printed below is a passage for you to edit. You should make sure the
passage is grammatically correct, internally consistent and readable, among
other things. Please use standard proofreading symbols to indicate any changes.
PIMS, which stands for the police infomation management system, is a
computerized data processing system that is designed to help local law
enforcement agencies in the management of their records and stopping crime.
First conceived over fifteen years ago and installed originally in 1981, the
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority created PIMS to solve the
information needs of small and medium–sized law enforcements agencies
throughout Illinois. It is currently in use at 51 state agencies.
PMIS has seven modules: arrestee, incident, officer activity, crime mapping,
statistical reporting and management reports. Each has been designed such
that they are easy to use and operate, even if users have little or no prior
experience with computers. In addition, the sysem is flexable enough to be
operated on a range of computers, from small microcomputers to the largest
A major develpment for 1996 is PIMS for Windows, which will take advantage
of the friendly interfaces available thorough this systems' graphical
design. PIMS currently runs on dos-based systems.