COPS - A MODEL FOR ESTIMATING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AVAILABILITY

One element in the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material in Transit Program is a determination of the number of local law enforcement agents that might be available to support the transportation safeguards system. A computer model, COPS, has been developed to help address this problem. The model provides an inexpensive means for identifying areas along a route where the police coverage may be relatively low. It may also be used to compare alternate routes between locations and help identify those routes with better police coverage. COPS has been used to analyze several routes used for the transportation of highly enriched uranium. Examples of these analyses are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SANDIA LABORATORIES

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM  USA 

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Division of Safeguards, Fuel Cycle and Environmental Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20555
  • Authors:
    • Berkbigler, K P
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAND-78-8237 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DE-AC04-76DP00789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM