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Title: Police Personnel Allocation Manual: Determination of the Number and Allocation of Personnel for Police Traffic Services for State-Wide Agencies
Author(s): W Stenzel
Corporate Author: Northwestern University Traffic Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 114
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Northwestern University Traffic Institute
Evanston, IL 60204
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DTNH22-88-C-05016
Sale Source: Northwestern University Traffic Institute
405 Church Street
P.O. Box 1409
Evanston, IL 60204
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for the use of State and provincial law enforcement agencies or divisions within agencies, this manual presents methods of addressing two crucial resource allocation issues: (1) the total number of police officers required to provide an acceptable level of traffic services and (2) how a specified total number of officers should be allocated by geographic regions or time periods to produce the maximum agency productivity.
Abstract: The staffing and allocation methods are based on a review of procedures currently used by State and provincial agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Individual chapters present an overview of the model, worksheets and instructions for a step-by-step process for determining staffing levels, and a worksheet for determining staff allocations over several geographic areas or time periods. Guidelines for using the manual, forms, and appended supplemental worksheet and tables. For the user's guide, see NCJ-154016
Main Term(s): Police manpower deployment
Index Term(s): Canada; Police management; Police planning; Police resource allocation; United States of America
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