This is the second of three webinars on patrol staffing analysis. Workload-based models for determining staffing for presentation at budget and for patrol personnel needed on duty by hour of day and day of week. Free spreadsheet-based models will be explained as well as more sophisticated queuing models will be demonstrated. The strengths and weaknesses of each model will be identified.
Application of staffing analysis results in determining the number of beats or precincts a community needs will be explained. This will be particularly important for agencies that want to promote ownership of territory by patrol officers.
This session will also include spreadsheet calculations for calculating a shift relief factor and vacancy rates. This information is needed to determine the number of personnel and funded positions that are needed once on duty staffing needs are determined.
This is part of a 3-part series on patrol scheduling: