Accession Number : ADA306589

Title :   Law Enforcement Simulation Model (LESIM). A Support Tool for Planners and Decision Makers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Cavanaugh, Kevin J. ; Rodriguez, Christopher M. ; Downer, Kevin F.

PDF Url : ADA306589

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This document provides an overview of LESIM, a discrete event simulation model of maritime law enforcement activities, as conducted by the Coast Guard. The purpose of LESIM is to provide planners and decision makers with a way to compare resource allocation alternatives in strategic and tactical planning, as well as to measure the potential effect of capability enhancement on mission performance. The report includes a description of the technical components of the model, and the types of problems for which the model can provide decision support. A review of the validation and verification process conducted is given, including four representative analyses performed to demonstrate the applicability and appropriateness of the model. Limitations of the model and potential improvements to it are identified.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, VERIFICATION, VALIDATION, MODELS, TOOLS, LIMITATIONS, MISSIONS, ALLOCATIONS, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE