skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 68590 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DIRECTED PATROL PROJECT, 1979 - KANSAS CITY (MO) - FINAL EVALUATION REPORT, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1979
Corporate Author: Kansas City (MO) Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: Kansas City (MO) Police Dept
Kansas City, MO 64106
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-DF-AX-0096
Sale Source: 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: DIRECTED PATROL, A PROJECT OF THE KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (MISSOURI), IS EVALUATED TO ENABLE PATROL ADMINISTRATORS TO DECIDE THE FUTURE OF PATROL ACTIVITIES.
Abstract: DIRECTED PATROL (DP) AIMS TO USE UNCOMMITTED PATROL TIME FOR PREPLANNED STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES AGAINST CRIME. ALL FIVE KANSAS CITY PATROL DIVISIONS HAD A LARGE AMOUNT OF UNCOMMITTED PATROL TIME AVAILABLE FOR THESE NEW ACTIVITIES, WHICH REQUIRED A PATROL WORKLOAD FORECASTING MODEL FOR IMPLEMENTATION. AN IMPORTANT DP PROJECT, ASSIGNING PRIORITIES TO CALLS FOR POLICE ASSISTANCE, HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED CITYWIDE, AND MUCH STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON TYPES OF CALLS RECEIVED HAS BEEN GATHERED. SERGEANTS AT EAST PATROL DIVISION HAVE SUCCESSFULLY USED UNCOMMITTED PATROL TIME FOR DP ACTIVITIES WHICH AMOUNT TO 10 PERCENT OF THEIR PATROLLING. EAST PATROL SPENT 59 PERCENT OF ITS DP WORK ON SATURATION PATROL, 23 PERCENT ON INVESTIGATIVE FOLLOWUP, 8 PERCENT ON TACTICAL DEPLOYMENT, AND 3 PERCENT ON COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION. HOWEVER, INCREASING DP ACTIVITY WILL REQUIRE REDIRECTING PATROL RESOURCES. CRIME INTELLIGENCE PREPARED BY A CENTRALIZED CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT WAS NOT EXTENSIVELY UTILIZED BY PATROL SERGEANTS PLANNING DP WORK BUT WAS USEFUL FOR LARGER PLANNING. SPECIAL DP PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED INCLUDE INSTALLING CONCEALED CAMERAS TO DETECT CRIME (WHICH RAISED CLEARANCE RATES) AND IMPROVING IDENTIFICATION OF CRIMINALS BY USING SPECIAL COMPOSITE PORTRAIT PRODUCING KITS. APPENDIXES PRESENT A MANPOWER UTILIZATION FORECAST, CALL PRIORITY PROCEDURES, A DP DAILY ASSIGNMENT SHEET, AND A PATROL TIME SUMMARY. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Directed patrol; Evaluation; Missouri; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Patrol units; Priorities determination
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=68590

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.