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Title: POLICE/PLAN - AN EASY-TO-USE RESOURCE ALLOCATION SYSTEM - USER'S MANUAL AND TRAINING MATERIALS FOR PATROL/PLAN SOFTWARE ON TRS-80 MICROCOMPUTER
Corporate Author: Institute for Public Program Analysis
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 323
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Public Program Analysis
St Louis, MO 63132
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78NI-AX-0015
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL FOR POLICE DESCRIBES HOW TO USE THE PATROL/PLAN COMPONENT OF THE POLICE/PLAN RESOURCE ALLOCATION SYSTEM ON THE TRS-80 MICROCOMPUTER; TRS-80 USER'S MANUAL AND TRAINING MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED.
Abstract: POLICE/PLAN WAS DESIGNED TO BE USED WITH LOW-COST MICROCOMPUTERS AND PROGRAMMABLE CALCULATORS. PATROL/PLAN, USED TO EVALUATE AND IMPROVE THE DEPLOYMENT OF POLICE FIELD RESOURCES OVER TIME AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREA, USES THE TRS-80, 16 K RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY, A VIDEO MONITOR, AND CASSETTE RECORDER (A PRINTER IS OPTIONAL). DISCUSSION OF PATROL/PLAN PROCEDURES COVERS TERMINOLOGY, DESCRIPTIVE AND PRESCRIPTIVE PROGRAM FEATURES, APPROPRIATE AND INAPPROPRIATE USES, PATROL/PLAN LIMITATIONS, AND THE PROGRAM ITSELF. DISCUSSION OF THE PATROL/PLAN MODEL COVERS APPLICATION OF QUEUING THEORY TO PATROL FUNCTIONS, PLANNING, AND PROBLEMS AND INCLUDES INPUT DATA REQUIREMENTS AND DEFINITIONS, DESCRIPTIVE PATROL PERFORMANCE MEASURES, AND PRESCRIPTIVE CAPACITIES SUCH AS ALLOCATING UNITS OVER SEVERAL BLOCKS. DISCUSSION ALSO COVERS PATROL/PLAN STRUCTURE, DATA BLOCKS, TERMINATING THE PROGRAM, RECOVERING FROM AN ACCIDENTAL PROGRAM, AND OTHER TOPICS. DISCUSSION OF DATA ENTRY INCLUDES USER DATA TYPES, DATA ENTRY ERROR DETECTION, AND PROCESSING QUESTIONS. USES AND FEATURES OF EACH PAGE OF THE PATROL/PLAN PROGRAM ARE ILLUSTRATED. TABLES, CHARTS, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Information processing; Patrol; Police management; Police resource allocation
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