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.
SANDIA LABORATORIESALBUQUERQUE, NM United States
Nuclear Regulatory CommissionDivision of Safeguards, Fuel Cycle and Environmental Research
Washington, DC United States 20555
- Berkbigler, K P
- Publication Date: 1980-3
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programming; Freight transportation; Hazardous materials; Law enforcement; Police; Radioactive materials; Radioactive materials; Route choice; Safety; Simulation; Uranium
- Old TRIS Terms: Enriched uranium fuels
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I81: Accident Statistics;
- 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