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Briefly Summarize the Kansas City Prevention Patrol Experiment. Are the implications ofthe results still current today? Should they be relied on to make patrol allocation anddistribution decisions in modern cities and communities? Why or why not? This experiment essentially asked and tested the question most individuals wonder at one point or another. The Kansas City experiment aimed to answer it. Will having more or less officers on patrol affect the resulting impression on the citizens of the local populace and its crime rate? During the period the experiment ran the police departments that participated went through a series of events. At various points the amount of visible officers was changed or fluctuated. This fluctuation was utilized to determine if by having more or less officers visible to the general public on a daily basis patrolling would have if any major affect on the crime rate andcivilians outlook and feeling of overall safety while conducting their daily business. The experiment yielded some interesting results. Crime rates and public safety did not change whether more or less officers were visible during patrol shifts. This means essentially if the city or department has the ability to provide more officers for beat patrols, is the money being allocated wisely? I think this research experiment is a prime example of how are society works. When everything is going our way and nothing is particular impacting our lives at that exact moment we do not care or seem to feel any different as we go about our lives. However in that moment when we having an issue in those regards we expect immediate service and I think that is what our administrators are dealing with or trying to answer in today’s issues. Some analysts compare firefighters and the public’s expectation to our modern law enforcement. When there isn’t a fire the department itself is sitting on a standby statues twenty-four hours, seven days a week ready to respond to the job when requested (Hoover, 2010). The public is fine with them onstand by, relaxing and waiting. However the general public wants law enforcement officers conducting other operations in their free time but still provide fast, reliable service when requested. I believe administrators can use the results from this experiment along with the needs