Andrew Wheeler

Assistant Professor of Criminology
Tags: Criminology & Criminal Justice

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Criminologist Builds Computer Model for More Efficient Police Patrols
Redrawing patrol beats could result in 20% less travel for police officers in Carrollton, Texas, according to research from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, has completed an analysis that shows the police department how it could improve by optimizing patrol areas.

“I was contacted by the Carrollton Police Department in 2018,” Wheeler said. “They asked me to analyze their beat system and find inefficiencies.”