Title

A 0-1 Nonlinear-Programming Model For Coast Guard Fisheries Law-Enforcement Aircraft Patrols

Authors

R L. Armacost

Title - Alternative

Eur. J. Oper. Res.

Keywords

NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING; LAW ENFORCEMENT; DETERRENCE; FISHERIES; CAR ALLOCATION MODEL; POLICE PATROL; QUEUING MODEL; Management; Operations Research & Management Science

Abstract

In response to increased foreign fishing activity near US coasts, the US Coast Guard developed a 0-1 nonlinear programming model of fisheries law enforcement aircraft patrols that identified the level of patrol required to maximize the expected value of the patrol effort. The model results were used to address the strategic questions of determining the required resource levels. to provide justification for additional resources in the budget process, and to establish performance guidelines. A nonlinear behavioral model of a fisherman's probability of violation that explicitly accounted for the deterrent effect of the aircraft patrols was the basis for calculating the expected value of a patrol. The model represented a major advance in characterizing program effectiveness for the fisheries law enforcement program, providing, for the first time, a quantified estimate of deterrence and a defensible analytic basis for determining aircraft needs.

Publication Title

European Journal of Operational Research

Volume

56

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

134

Last Page

145

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992HX72200002

ISSN

0377-2217

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