Modelling the dynamics of police demand and resourcing over space and time.
Sedar Olmez, Alison Heppenstall, Daniel Birks and Thomas French
Understanding when and where resources should be distributed in response to dynamic spatio-temporal processes is a complex task. One example of this problem is understanding how to best deploy police resources in response to calls for service. Police agencies have finite numbers of resources that must be allocated to events occurring in a particular locality in real-time. These events can be diverse in nature, require varying levels of resources and represent different levels of importance to the responder.