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.
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