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.