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Title: External Review of the U.S. Border Patrol and Its Measures of Effectiveness for Controlling the Southwest Border
Corporate Author: Burkhalter Associates, Inc.
United States of America
Project Director: E A Burkhalter
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Burkhalter Associates, Inc.
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: 94-IJ-CX-0023
Sale Source: Burkhalter Associates, Inc.
800 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review and analysis focused on the effectiveness measures used by the Southwest Border Patrol Sector of the United States Border Patrol, as well as the plans and programs for the measures of effectiveness (MOE).
Abstract: The MOEs were intended to provide guidance to Border Patrol units to maintain a high degree of surveillance and to intervene, as necessary, in border violations. Data were collected by means of interviews with staff and an analysis of documents. A senior task group of experienced analysts and policymakers familiar with border patrol operations was assembled to obtain the data and develop recommendations. Recommendations focused on the flow of crossings by illegal aliens, technology to increase the probability of interceptions, infrastructure, operations, and legal issues. Actions recommended included initiating a 30-day counting exercise by the San Diego station, establishing a mobile counting operation at crucial crossing points, using microelectric mechanical systems and audiovisual systems, using helicopters from air units, using pepper spray for crowd control, speeding the installation of the planned Immigration and Naturalization Service fingerprint/photograph identification system, broadening legal sanctions against violators, and other measures. Attached figures
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Border control; Customs violations; Evaluation measures; Personnel evaluation; Program evaluation
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