Patrol Staffing in San Diego: One- or Two-Officer Units

Publication Date

January 1977


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.

Research Design

Randomized controlled trial (RCT)

Research Methods

Observation / Participant observation, Field-based experiment

Recommended Citation

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.