THE POLICE PATROL CAR: ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN ACQUISITION, OPERATION, AND DISPOSITION

This study uses the techniques of life cycle costing to analyze some of the decision problems of police fleet management. It addresses the following questions: (1) What are the cost effects of purchasing different sizes of patrol cars and different optional equipment, (2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of direct ownership of vehicles as compared with leasing vehicles, (3) How do the costs of contracting out maintenance compare with costs of an in-house shop, (4) What are the effects of alternative utilization practices on fleet costs, (5) How often should vehicles be replaced, (6) What method of vehicle disposition is most efficient. The techniques used to compare costs of alternative systems are described in a chapter on life cycle costing methodology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Mar 74, COM-74-10981. Sponsored in part by Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
    Washington, DC  USA  20234

    Department of Justice

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    Washington, DC  USA  20530
  • Authors:
    • Ruegg, R T
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 221 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LESP-RPT-0402.00 Final Rpt., NBSIR-75-961
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM