The Fixed Tour Experiment in the 115th Precinct Its Effects on Police Officer Stress, Community Perceptions, and Precinct Management


This publication is the Executive Summary of a study of a fixed (steady) tour system, instituted in the 115th police precinct in Queens, New York, designed to reduce stress by assigning patrol officers to steady, rather than rotating, tours. Also, the effects of the simultaneous deployment of a "platoon commander" for precinct management, as well as the community's perceptions of these changes.