Rounding off to a whole number, we have 7. This means the average work hours will be 280 (not 286).
7 military police times 40 hours equal 280 average work hours.
Enter these figures in the "Personnel Available" column and the "Average Work Hours" column in
The other figures for these columns are determined the same way. Use the percent of offenses for that
shift as the multiplier. Complete the "personnel available" column of the above figure.
Distribute the work hours by percentage of complaints received per day of the week. To do this you
multiply the percent of crime or complaints for a day (transferred from Figure 1-2) by the average work
hours for each shift. Enter the result in Figure 1-3.
b. Consider the case of Sunday. It has 10.0 percent of the total crime. You have calculated that
the first shift will require an average of 280 work hours per week. Therefore, 28 of your work hours will
be required for the 0001-0800 shift on Sunday.
280 X 10.0% = 28 work hours.
For the same shift on Monday, 32 work hours will be required.
280 X 11.5% = 32.2 (or 32 work hours).
Continue this process until requirements for all days of the week for each shift have been computed
and entered in the chart.
Once completed, your chart should look like Figure 1-4. The data will now be used to develop Figure 1-
5, the actual personnel distribution.
In Figure 1-4, note that 28 work hours have been assigned to Sunday on the 0001-0800 shift. This
converts to a requirement of 3.5 persons for that shift.
28 work hours/8 hour day = 3.5 military police.
This could be either 3 or 4 persons. We will use 3 resulting in the use of 24 work hours instead of 28.
3 MPs X 8 hours = 24 work hours.