GRASP was indeed a public relations ploy by a former chief who took the reins of the department and touted a law enforcement think - tank idea of studying crime through geography to help determine how people and facilities were targeted .
“Geographic Reporting and Safety Program,” Bosch said. “The guys down in the ASS Office really worked some OT on it.” “Ass Office?” “The Acronym Selection Section. You never heard of it? They got about ten guys down there full - time. ”
Department regulations allowed an officer to carry a boot gun or some other backup weapon as long as it was on an approved list of firearms and the officer notified command staff and entered the details in the weapons registry.