PREPARE A PATROL DISTRIBUTION PLAN
Critical Task: 01-3757.00-7004
In this lesson you will learn to prepare a patrol distribution plan.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Prepare a patrol distribution plan.
You will have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency on this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70
percent on the final subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: DA
Pam 190-31 and FM 19-10.
Military police represent the most valuable resource a provost marshal has available. Usually you do
not have the money or manpower to do every job. As you know from work, selective enforcement
means applying your enforcement efforts when and where they are most needed. Do not put all of your
personnel and weapons in one place. You want to spread them out proportionately where the crime is.
You must plan the distribution of your resources.
Crime does not occur evenly over the course of a week or a day. It is necessary to analyze the need
for police service and match the need to the military police available. This helps equalize the workload.
Unequal workloads can adversely affect morale. For instance, one unit may spend the entire shift
responding to calls and completing reports while another has little to do.
a. An objective of patrol distribution is to minimize response time. Patrol areas should be equal to
others in response time. The larger and more diverse the area, the more difficult it is to equalize patrol