John E. Boydstun, Michael E. Sherry, and Nicholas P. Moelter
This study utilized an experimental design to determine if two-officer patrol units are safer, more efficient, and more effective than one-officer patrol units in San Diego, CA.
Randomized controlled trial (RCT)
Observation / Participant observation, Field-based experiment
Boydstun, J. E., Sherry, M. E., & Moelter, N. P. (1977). Patrol staffing in San Diego: One- or two-officer units. Washington, DC: National Policing Institute. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/patrol-staffing-in-san-diego-one-or-two-officer-units/
Strategic Priority Area(s)