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NCJ Number: NCJ 030302     Find in a Library
Title: Patrol Car Allocation Model - Executive Summary
Author(s): J M Chaiken ; P Dormont
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
United States of America

US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
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Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0012
Contract Number: H-2164
Publication Number: R-17861/1-HUD/DOJ
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIBES HOW THE MODEL CAN BE USED FOR POLICY ANALYSIS, HOW IT WORKS, AND WHAT DATA ARE REQUIRED.
Abstract: THE PATROL CAR ALLOCATION MODEL (PCAM) IS A COMPUTER PROGRAM WRITTEN IN FORTRAN AND AVAILABLE TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN EITHER AN INTERACTIVE OR BATCH VERSION FOR THE COST OF COPYING AND POSTAGE. IT CAN BE USED TO ANALYZE ANY POLICY QUESTION RELATED TO THE NUMBER OF PATROL CARS OR PATROL OFFICERS A DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE ON DUTY DURING EACH TOUR IN EACH GEOGRAPHICAL COMMAND, OR THE TIMES OF DAY AT WHICH TOURS SHOULD START. THE MODEL HAS TWO CAPABILITIES: TO DESCRIBE PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR THE EXISTING ALLOCATION OR ANY ALLOCATION PROPOSED BY THE USER, OR TO RECOMMEND ALLOCATIONS MEETING SPECIFIED STANDARDS. IT CAN BE USED BY PERSONNEL WITHOUT PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE. SEE ALSO NCJ-30303 AND 30304. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Police manpower deployment ; Patrol procedures ; Modeling techniques ; Planning ; Computer software ; Patrol ; Models ; Police cars ; Policy analysis ; Police resource allocation
   
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