Using GIS for Police Patrol Analysis

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​In 2009 Elk Grove Village Police Department began an evaluation of
police beats and staffing by mapping and calculating statistics of calls
for service using it’s Geographic Information System (GIS). To
continue the assessment in 2010 the GIS was used to map all roadways in
town and produce an estimated time for a unit to patrol each police
beat. The single lane mileage together with speed limit along each
roadway was enough information to calculate the patrol times. Combining
the 2009 and 2010 evaluations the Police Department has a much clearer
picture of the demands for each beat and the amount of staffing that is
needed to meet various levels of service for the residents.

Using GIS for Police Patrol Analysis

Blog_UsingGISforPolicePatrolAnalysis.jpg

​In 2009 Elk Grove Village Police Department began an evaluation of
police beats and staffing by mapping and calculating statistics of calls
for service using it’s Geographic Information System (GIS). To
continue the assessment in 2010 the GIS was used to map all roadways in
town and produce an estimated time for a unit to patrol each police
beat. The single lane mileage together with speed limit along each
roadway was enough information to calculate the patrol times. Combining
the 2009 and 2010 evaluations the Police Department has a much clearer
picture of the demands for each beat and the amount of staffing that is
needed to meet various levels of service for the residents.