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NCJ Number: 34409 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PATROL FORCE ALLOCATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT - AN INTRODUCTORY PLANNING GUIDE
Author(s): R L SOHN; R D KENNEDY
Corporate Author: California Institute of Technology
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 254
Sponsoring Agency: California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91103
National Aeronautics and Space Admin
Washington, DC 20546
National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
Contract Number: NAS 7-100
Publication Number: JPL 5040-18
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL PRESENTS METHODS FOR ANALYZING AND OPTIMIZING THE ALLOCATION OF AVAILABLE FORCES TO BEST MATCH THE DEMAND IN THE FORM OF CALLS FOR SERVICE, WHICH VARY CONSIDERABLY IN PLACE AND IN TIME.
Abstract: PREVIOUS AND CURRENT METHODS FOR ANALYZING POLICE PATROL FORCES ARE REVIEWED AND DISCUSSED. THE STEPS IN DEVELOPING AN ALLOCATION ANALYSIS PROCEDURE ARE DEFINED. INCLUDING THE PREDICTION OF THE RATE OF CALLS FOR SERVICE, DETERMINATION OF THE NUMBER OF PATROL UNITS NEEDED, DESIGNING SECTORS, AND ANALYZING DISPATCH STRATEGIES. EXISTING COMPUTER PROGRAMS USED FOR THIS PURPOSE ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED, AND SOME RESULTS OF THEIR APPLICATION ARE GIVEN. THIS DOCUMENT IS ONE OF A SERIES OF FIVE GUIDELINE MANUALS ON MOBILE DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH, AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION, PATROL FORCE ALLOCATION, AND MULTICOMMUNITY COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT APPLICATIONS. FOR THE OTHER DOCUMENTS IN THIS SERIES, SEE NCJ-34410, 32262-63, AND 28581. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Patrol; Planning; Police manpower deployment; Procedure manuals; Simulation
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