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Alaska State Troopers B Detachment Patrol Staffing Study and Description of Dispatched Police Incidents

Payne authors workload-based staffing model for Alaska State Troopers B Detachment

The UAA Justice Center produced a workload-based staffing model for police patrol in the Alaska State Troopers B Detachment, studying a period for 2009–2015. Alaska State Troopers provide service in unincorporated areas of the state. B Detachment’s service area is a large part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and portions of the Valdez-Cordova Census Area along the Richardson Highway, an area of about 20,000 square miles containing 2,250 miles of roadways. According to the study, Troopers in B Detachment are chronically over-utilized, which causes operational problems. The Department of Public Safety released a press release providing additional details from the study as well as a link to the study and infographic based on the study.


Alaska State Troopers B Detachment Patrol Staffing Study and Description of Dispatched Police Incidents (revised ed.)  by Troy C. Payne. Report prepared for the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 22 Feb 2018.


Justice Center faculty and staff are experts in a number of areas related to criminal justice and legal studies, including:

    • Constitutional analysis
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Data analysis
    • Crime mapping
    • Legal analysis, research, and writing
    • Legal education
    • Policy review
    • Process and outcome evaluation
    • Recidivism analysis
    • Survey data collection and analysis
    • Survival analyis
    • Trial preparation

Research Areas

Justice Center faculty and staff engage in research in areas related to criminal justice and public health including:

    • Access to justice
    • Administrative courts
    • Civil liberties
    • Collateral consequences of conviction
    • Comparative law and legal systems
    • Corrections
    • Crime and public health
    • Crime prevention
    • Criminal case processing
    • Empirical legal studies
    • Homelessness
    • Intimate Partner Violence
    • Juvenile justice
    • Law and the courts
    • Lay judges and adjudication
    • Marijuana law and policy
    • Offender reentry
    • Policing
    • Public administration law
    • Recidivism
    • Regulation of the legal profession
    • Sexual assault
    • Specialized and alternative courts
    • Substance abuse
    • Victimization
    • Violence and violent crime

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