DETERMINING STAFFING NEEDS FOR TRAFFIC POLICE IN URBAN AREAS

This paper describes a model for police allocation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation contracted with the Northwestern University Traffic Institute to develop means for providing justification for police allocation. The result was the development of the Police Allocation Manual for Municipal Police Departments and its companion Police Allocation Manual for Municipal Police Departments User's Guide. The PAM is designed to be used by agencies, or divisions within those agencies, whose primary mission includes the delivery of police patrol and traffic services. The PAM helps agencies address two key questions: (1) What is the total number of sworn personnel required to provide an acceptable level of service? and (2) How should a specified total number of officers be allocated by geographic regions or time periods to maximize agency productivity?

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 185-196
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1996 12:00AM