The checkpoint simulation: A tool for informing border patrol checkpoint design and resource allocation

Jeffrey L. Jenkins, Jim Marquardson, Jeffrey G. Proudfoot, Joseph S. Valacich, Elyse Golob, Jay F. Nunamaker

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Abstract

Proper resource allocation at Border Patrol checkpoints is essential for effective and efficient screening. Improper resource allocation can lead to flushing-i.e., allowing cars to pass through a checkpoint without screening-or cost inefficiencies. To better inform resource allocation, we present a prototype simulation that models the major processes of an operational checkpoint. Data for the simulation was collected during extensive site visits to checkpoints on the U.S. northern and southern borders. In a case study, we configure the simulation to model the Tucson Sector, I-19 checkpoint. We found that the checkpoint can handle current traffic demands, but additional screening capacity is needed to accommodate traffic in the next 20 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013
Pages252-255
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 4th European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: Aug 12 2013Aug 14 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013

Other

Other2013 4th European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period8/12/138/14/13

Keywords

  • checkpoint simulation
  • flushing
  • resource allocation
  • traffic flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Jenkins, J. L., Marquardson, J., Proudfoot, J. G., Valacich, J. S., Golob, E., & Nunamaker, J. F. (2013). The checkpoint simulation: A tool for informing border patrol checkpoint design and resource allocation. In Proceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013 (pp. 252-255). [6657176] (Proceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/EISIC.2013.65