Cover: A Simulation Model of Police Patrol Operations

A Simulation Model of Police Patrol Operations

Program Description

Published 1975

by Peter Kolesar, Warren Walker

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 3.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Describes a simulation model that was written to study the police patrol operations of the New York City Police Department. The structure of the program is sufficiently general that it could be used to study the operations of any large metropolitan police department. The report was prepared to provide computer programmers and systems analysts with detailed documentation of the simulation so that they would be able to install and use the model without additional documentation. It is presumed that the reader will know something about police patrol operations and terminology, and quite a bit about computer simulation. This report is part of a series that documents several different deployment models for police, fire, and ambulance services, and describes the application of the models in several cities.

This report is part of the RAND report series. The report was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.