GeoDesign applied to Police Patrol Planning
Authors: Philip Mielke
Police leadership designates focus areas per shift, and this is the baseline to discuss decisions with their patrol staff and other leadership about resource allocation. These decisions provoke the following for each shift:
A. When police leadership designates patrol focus areas, crime analysis can produce data products that focus the detail of information specifically to that area. Information becomes actionable instead of overwhelming.
B. Adherence to leadership designation is measured through geoprocessing tasks that sum metrics of AVL Data.
C. Leadership decisions are evaluated by the impact that focus areas have on crime in time.
Patrol decisions are iterative in nature. "Where do I place resources, did those resources follow instruction, and what impact are these decisions making? Lessons learned from the Second Annual Esri GeoDesign Workshop will be presented as well as a software demonstration involving patrol suitability models, evaluative geoprocessing models and on-the-fly metrics for police leadership.