It is more efficient use of man power, he said, with the potential to show quantifiable results.
He said that in hot spot areas, an officer will still perform routine patrols, but during certain times of the day several additional officers will patrol the area, too. Additionally, the State Police will be given copies of the maps, he said.
“They may be there simultaneously or at different times,” he said. “It increases volume in that neighborhood. There could be six cruisers there in four hours making stops and making an impact in that neighborhood.”
I sat through a very good presentation on DDACTS in September at the IACA conference. We've been evaluating the program for a possible strategy for my agency. The DDACTS model makes use of the talents of crime analysts to make sure that we're putting "cops on the dots" and that enforcement resources are being used efficiently.
How is your agency making sure that they are putting the "cops on the dots"?