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The focus of this study evaluates the effects of using DDACTS and RTM in implementing the ILP concept within the City of Gulfport through other studies conducted across the United States. The City of Gulfport is located on along the Gulf of Mexico within the State of Mississippi (Figure 1). Gulfport has a total area of 64.2 square miles and is home to an estimated 71,750 people according to the latest population estimate provided by the United States Census Bureau. The Gulfport Police Department (GPD) is responsible for keeping the residents and visitors of Gulfport safe by patrolling the area.
I start by deconstructing studies that have already been performed on both approaches. First, I looked at the DDACTS process using
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These principles are Internal and External Participation, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Operational Plan Development, Information Sharing, Observing, Evaluation and Adjustments, and Results. Each principle plays a significant role in the development of DDACTS. Internal and External Participation is the partnership of individuals to assist in the development of DDACTS strategies and sharing of information. Data Collection depends on the quality of data obtained from the law enforcement agency. Data Analysis is the examination of the elements of the data (who, what, when, where, and how factors). Operational Plan Development is the agency’s ability to develop the correct response based on the outcome of the analysis. Information Sharing is the passing of data from one source to another with your partners and stakeholders. Observing, Evaluation, and Adjustments are the agency’s continuous efforts to reevaluate and adjust its strategies. Results are the goals and objectives set forth by the agency as a measurement for their success. However, I concentrated on the Data Collection and Data Analysis principles of…show more content…
Risk suggests that an event will likely occur if you know what associates with that event and those associates can be quantified with negative, low or high ordinal values (Caplan and Kennedy, Risker Terrain Modeling (RTM) Manual 2010). Modeling refers to the representation of the real world at certain locations (Caplan and Kennedy, Risker Terrain Modeling (RTM) Manual 2010). Terrain refers to a grid representing a continuous surface where values of risks exist (Caplan and Kennedy, Risker Terrain Modeling (RTM) Manual 2010). Therefore, RTM combines multiple models together using map algebra to produce a composite map representing the risks associated with a place within the terrain. The RTM process follows a series of steps that has been outlined by Joel Caplan and Leslie
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