Patrol Beat Redesign

Evolve your beat structure

Matrix Consulting Group has worked with hundreds of law enforcement agencies to provide analysis that delivers tailored solutions to our clients.

Our expertise in creating community-oriented patrol beat structures provides a cost-effective way for departments to significantly enhance their patrol capabilities – whether the community is large, medium, or small. Recent beat redesign clients include Raleigh, NC and Berkeley, CA.

Our expertise in creating community-oriented patrol beat structures provides a cost-effective way for departments to significantly enhance their patrol capabilities – whether the community is large, medium, or small. Recent beat redesign clients include Raleigh, NC and Berkeley, CA.

Equalize workload among beats

Beats with high crime levels require the most proactive policing. But if officers are moving constantly between calls, problem-solving policing and community interaction fall by the wayside.

Our ability to redraw beat boundaries will provide a foundation for proactive policing.

  • • Equally distribute your workload – no more ‘busy beats’ or ‘easy beats’

  • • A beat structure that identifies and target hotspots of crime and activity.

Matrix’s state-of-the-art GIS approach will provide advanced insight into where officers should be deployed to reduce crime.


A model for community policing

The boundaries of a beat determine whether or not an officer has time to be proactive and engage with a community. Solving local problems requires officers to develop specific expertise within their patrol areas – contacts, prior experience, and presence. By developing a system of beats around communities, rather than between them, officers are better equipped to make an impact.

Matrix experts will spend significant time in the field to learn about your department and the community you serve.

  • • One-on-one interviews with key staff to better understand unique characteristics and priorities of your department

  • • Extensive ride-alongs through all areas of the jurisdiction, enabling us to develop an advanced understanding of your service environment

Matrix doesn’t apply a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. Understanding your community is at the core of our process. Our methodology is shaped by the unique geographical factors and public safety needs present in each individual neighborhood and district. We deliver a system of beat-centered deployment built around community policing.

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