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  NCJ Number: NCJ 030304   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Patrol Car Allocation Model - Program Description
  Document URL: PDF PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): J M Chaiken ; P Dormont
  Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
  Date Published: 1975
  Page Count: 191
  Annotation: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS, FILE FORMATS, AND AN ANNOTATED PROGRAM LISTING.
  Abstract: THE PATROL CAR ALLOCATION MODEL (PCAM) IS A COMPUTER PROGRAM WRITTEN IN FORTRAN AND AVAILABLE TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN EITHER AN INTERACTIVE OR BATCH VERSION FOR THE COST OF COPYING AND POSTAGE. IT CAN BE USED TO ANALYZE ANY POLICY QUESTION RELATED TO THE NUMBER OF PATROL CARS OR PATROL OFFICERS A DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE ON DUTY DURING EACH TOUR IN EACH GEOGRAPHICAL COMMAND, OR THE TIMES OF DAY AT WHICH TOURS SHOULD START. THE MODEL HAS TWO CAPABILITIES: TO DESCRIBE PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR THE EXISTING ALLOCATION OR ANY ALLOCATION PROPOSED BY THE USER, OR TO RECOMMEND ALLOCATIONS MEETING SPECIFIED STANDARDS. IT CAN BE USED BY PERSONNEL WITHOUT PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE. SEE ALSO NCJ-30302 AND 30303. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)
  Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Police manpower deployment ; Patrol procedures ; Modeling techniques ; Planning ; Computer software ; Patrol ; Models ; Police cars ; Policy analysis ; Police resource allocation
  Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
United States of America

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United States of America
  Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0012
  Contract Number: H-2164
  Publication Number: R-1786/3-HUD/DOJ
  Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
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  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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