Figure 1-3. Patrol Manpower Distribution with 35 MPs.
Determine the shift design that is to be used and place the shift hours to the left of the Chart. In the
sample, the shifts are the traditional 8-hour shifts. We will discuss shift hours more later.
From Figure 1-2, determine the percentage of complaints occurring during the shift hours and place
them next to the appropriate shift in Figure 1-3. For example, 20.4 percent of all complaints occurred
from 0001-0800 hours on Sunday.
Compile the remaining percentages and enter the information in the chart.
Distribute the total number of work hours of patrol service available to each shift in proportion to the
percent of offenses for that shift. See the example.
20.4% occurred during the 0001-0800.
1,400 man hours available for patrol shifts.
Multiply 1,400 by 20.4 and you will obtain the number of work hours required for patrol during that shift.
1,400 x 20.4% = 285.6 work hours.
Compile the work hours required for the other shifts and enter the information.
Now round the work hours off and divide by the 40-hour week. This gives you the personnel required
for the 0001-0800 shift per week.
286/40 = 7.15 military police.