A companion study to R-593, this report contains the detailed results of a survey of police patrol in six major U.S. police jurisdictions: Los Angeles City Police, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Phoenix Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police, and two other municipal police departments. Information was obtained by both questionnaire and personal interview on functions and activities of the patrol force: costs, manpower use and operation; patrol tactics and operations; deployment methodology; patrol-service demand; records and handling data; computer system services; internal planning and research; outside consultants; and the jurisdiction's view of important problems. Survey response is presented verbatim and in detail in this document. (See also R-593.)
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