I am looking for some basic standards to put in a Pubic Safety Master plan. I have two issues that have become the overriding themes at all of our public mettings.
First-- "we don;t have enough police" --well what is the standard for police per 1,000 pop in a suburban jurisdiction next to a large city. We have pockets particularly those close to the city limits that are drug infested, murder dens worthy of the Sopranos, as well as a large section of the county that is essentially rural in character, former farm lands. I want to put a standard in the Master Plan to act as a guide or a goal for the Police to achieve. You can suggest another strategy also if anyone has faced this problem.
Second Big Issue-- Parmedic service. The FD told me that a paramedic/ambulance can do 3500 calls per year, but they don;t know where that comes from. Does anyone have an stats or standards for paramedic/ambulance calls per year or per month. I want to use the standard in the plan to suggest more ambulances and more personnel.