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Patrol Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 33

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Patrol Practice Outcomes at a Glance
Total Number of Practices: 3

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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Policing Strategies


Law enforcement agencies implement a variety of strategies and methods to combat crime and ensure public safety. Policing strategies that involve patrol can be on foot or in a vehicle.  This type of police strategy can help law enforcement maintain a police presence in a particular area.



OJP Publications

Kansas City, Missouri Smart Policing Initiative: From Foot Patrol to Focused Deterrence, BJA-Sponsored, December 2015

How Police Supervisory Styles Influence Patrol Officer Behavior, NIJ, June 2003
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Reducing Gun Violence: Evaluation of the Indianapolis Police Department's Directed Patrol Project, NIJ, November 2002
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Reducing Firearms Violence Through Directed Police Patrol: Final Report on the Evaluation of the Indianapolis Police Department's Directed Patrol Project, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2000
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Evaluating the Effects of Fatigue on Police Patrol Officers: Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2000
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