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The Atlanta Police Department 2010 Zone and Beat Redesign Overview 11/10/2013.

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1 The Atlanta Police Department 2010 Zone and Beat Redesign Overview 11/10/2013

2 The Objective: Chief Turner has charged The Field Operations Division and The Planning and Research/ Accreditation Unit to: Analyze the Patrol Beats and Zones for the purpose of determining current workload distribution; and Redesign the Beats and Zones where necessary to balance workload distribution and improves service delivery. 11/10/2013

3 The Objective: The Atlanta Police Department formed a Zone and Beat Redesign Committee. The Analytical and Management issues are: - Resource Allocation - Zone and Beat Redesign - Resource Determination 11/10/2013

4 Resource Allocation: The Department can and should: 1.Allocate its call-answering personnel to the Zones and to the watches : - the allocation should be in proportion to the patrol workload. 11/10/2013

5 Zone and Beat Redesign : Chief Turner has also charged the Zone and Beat Redesigning Committee with: Analyzing the patterns of calls for service; and Re-drawing Zone and Beat lines. 11/10/2013

6 Resource Determination: The Zone and Beat Redesign Committee has: Analyzed its Calls-for-Service (CFS) workload; Evaluated the response times to high priority calls; Assessed the officers available time for community policing and other proactive work; and Analyzed other factors, i.e. natural boundaries, interstates, railroad lines. 11/10/2013

7 The Introduction: The Zones The Zones are organized as follows: Mobile Operations Investigations Field Investigation Team (FIT) and the Zone Discretionary Unit (ZDU) Foot Patrol Units Mini-Precincts 11/10/2013

8 The Introduction: The Zones Patrol Zones: Zone 1 (West Atlanta) Zone 2 (North Atlanta) Zone 3 (Southeast Atlanta) Zone 4 (Southwest Atlanta) Zone 5 (Downtown-Midtown) Zone 6 (East Atlanta) 11/10/2013

9 The Beats : The Beats Defined Geographic Area. The Beat Officers Expectations. When the Beat is not busy, the Beat Officer may: – actively patrol the Beat; – look for problems to be addressed; and – talk with community members. When the designated Beat is very busy, other officers may: – answer calls in the Beat, or – be assigned to the Beat. 11/10/2013

10 The Beats : The Distribution of Beats. The Beats Design. The Connection of Beats to Neighborhoods. Resolving Problems within the Beats. Assignment of officers to Beats. 11/10/2013

11 The Redistricting Process: The basic process of redesigning the Zones and Beats included: – The evaluation of the Calls-for-Service (CFS) workload data; and – The formation of appropriate geographic areas with roughly equal demand for police service. 11/10/2013

12 The Redesign Process (Considerations): Basing the Beats on the Zone boundaries; The Zone and Beat Redesign Financial Projections; The Zone Precincts Transfers; The Redesign of the Beats and the Cost of the Projected Project; and Reallocating Infrastructure Expenses. 11/10/2013

13 Workload Measurements: The workload assessment for the Zone/Beat Redesign project was based on dispatched 911 calls for police service from July 2009 – June The following calls are excluded from the measure: Calls of an administrative nature Officer initiated incidents Incidents serviced by the Georgia State Patrol and other agencies Cancelled calls for service Calls with invalid latitude/longitude fields Calls serviced by Tele- Serve 11/10/2013

14 Workload Measurements: The calls were categorized by their initial call type (signal) and their final disposition code. Every call in the categories received the same Workload Scores. The Workload Scores were calculated, as follows: Workload Calculation: 1.The call length was calculated. 2.The calls where more than one Officer was dispatched were multiplied. 3.The average call length was calculated. 4.Each call in a given category was assigned the average Workload Score. 11/10/2013

15 Workload Ratings: The Workload Scores of all calls in the given Beats were summed, indicating that Beats total workload. Each beats total Workload Score was then scaled into a standard Workload Rating. The Workload Rating is a scale set such that a Beat with an average Workload Score would have a Rating of 100. A Beat that has a Workload Rating of 120 has a workload 20% greater than average. 11/10/2013

16 Current Zones and Beats The Targeted Workload Rating Per Zone is 1100 ZoneNumber of BeatsArea (Mi2)Workload Rating Above/Below Average Zone % Zone % Zone % Zone % Zone % Zone % 11/10/2013

17 Current Beat Workload Distribution (The City is currently divided into 66 beats of varying sizes.) The following is based on the calculation of the Workload Ratings for each beat: Beat Workload Rating Beat Workload Rating Above Average BeatsBelow Average Beats

18 Beats with Workloads Outside of Acceptable Range: 11/10/2013

19 The Zone and Beat Redesign Plan 11/10/2013

20 The Zone and Beat Redesign Plan The Plan is elucidated below: Zones and Beats Redesigned with Additional Beats Added: The Department can Redesign the Beats and Zone and add 12 more Beats. 11/10/2013

21 Zones and Beats Redesigned with Additional Beats Added Summary: A.Re-designs the Beats to a 78 Beat plan; and B.Re-designs the Zones so that all six Zones have new Beats. Benefits: More Officers per square mile; Reduces disparity in Beat workloads; Equalizes Zone workloads; and Improves response times anticipated. Disadvantages: Analytical crime comparisons with previous years, more difficult ; and Some neighborhoods change Zones. Challenges: The Mandatory 8 week foot beat detail. 11/10/2013

22 Zones and Beats Redesigned with Additional Beats Added (Adding Officers to the Zones) Number of BeatsSquare Miles Square Miles Per Patrol Officer CurrentProposedCurrentProposedCurrentProposed Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Total Beats /10/2013

23 Workload Rating % Above/ Below Average Workload CurrentWith ChangesCurrentWith Changes Zone %5.5% Zone %-4.5% Zone %5.3% Zone %4.0% Zone %-6.4% Zone %-4.1% Target Workload1100 Balancing Zone Workload

24 Zones and Beats Redesigned with Additional Beats Added 11/10/2013

25 Zones and Beats Redesigned with Additional Beats Added 25 Logistical Considerations: Zones:Vehicle Changes Personnel Changes Zone 1+3 patrol cars+15 officers Zone 2+3 patrol cars+15 officers Zone 3+1 patrol car+5 officers Zone 4+3 patrol cars+15 officers Zone 5+1 patrol cars+5 officers Zone 6+1 patrol cars+5 officers Total+12 patrol cars*+ 60 officers* Additional vehicles and officers are already included in current budget Implementation Costs: Redesigned Beat layout for CAD system: $57,000 11/10/2013

26 Implementation Timeline Six Weeks Contractor completes detailed Redesigning layout for CAD system. March 2011 Implement Redesigned Beat plan into CAD system. Transfer officers and equipment to fill new Beat assignments. 11/10/2013

27 The Revised Beats 11/10/2013

28 Zone One

29 11/10/2013 Zone Two

30 11/10/2013 Zone Three

31 11/10/2013 Zone Four

32 11/10/2013 Zone Five

33 11/10/2013 Zone Six

34 The End Questions and Answers: Chief George Turner Assistant Chief Peter Andresen Deputy Chief Ernest Finley Deputy Chief Shawn Jones Deputy Chief Calvin Moss 11/10/2013

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