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NCJ Number: 77846 Find in a Library
Title: Computing an Allocation of Manpower
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Law Enforcement
Optimum Utilization of Manpower Task Force
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Law Enforcement
Maryville, IL 62062
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: A mathematical model for the allocation and distribution of Illinois State Police manpower resources is presented which allows for differences or changes in statewide and local operating philosophies and takes into account demographic and geographic factors important in allocating those resources.
Abstract: When used in allocating manpower, the model works with three elements: overhead, reaction to incidents, and preventive patrol. Overhead represents manpower positions not generally available for patrol or answering calls for service. The allocation of overhead to districts is the prerogative of management. The remaining available sworn personnel are allocated according to certain statewide decisions based on the requests for service to be answered, the time spent handling various calls, the percentage split of discretionary manpower to minimum highway patrol and to crime prevention and law enforcement of rural areas, traffic density, and the size of the rural population as well as the number of other rural law enforcement officers available. The model allows allocation of manpower district by district. Management is able to select a series of constraints which more closely match their philosophy and prepare an allocation plan that reflects that philosophy. One figure and two tables are included.
Index Term(s): Complaint processing; Highway patrol; Illinois; Models; Police field services units; Police manpower deployment; Rural policing
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