Police Staffing Studies

Access the 2010 Chicago Police Department’s manpower study and a collection of links for police staffing studies available online from across America.

Here we provide a list of links to police manpower and staffing studies from around the United States. The jurisdictions range from small towns to large cities.

If you want to read a recent opinion editorial authored by CJP Executive Director Tracy Siska on this issue follow this link.

At the bottom of the page you can find a copy of the 2010 manpower study completed by Alexander Weiss for the Chicago Police Department Patrol Division. According to our sources within the Chicago Police Department this study completed by Weiss was used as a “guide for CPD to use in developing a tool that could be updated regularly and used for a baseline when determining appropriate staffing levels”. The Research and Development Division of the Chicago Police Department did in fact complete a much larger internal staffing and resource allocation study that included beat realignment that was ready for implementation just as former Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis left the department.

We are advocating for the Chicago Police Department to release the manpower studies they have done internally so that the residents of Chicago can make sure that sciences and not politics is used to determine police staffing levels and resource allocation.


Police Manpower & Resource Allocation Studies

Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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