عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and objectives: The management of police patrol units has been able to have a significant impact on the prevention of violent crimes, especially high-quality crimes at the community level and dealing with criminals. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the police patrol management of the Tehran Metropolitan Police Command Relief Unit on the prevention of purse snatch crime.
Methodology: The research method is descriptive-analytical and the type of research is quantitative and survey method. Also, the statistical population of this research is the commanders and officers of the police patrol unit of the northern base of the Tehran Metropolitan Police Command Relief Unit, which according to Morgan's table, 174 people have been selected by cluster sampling method. The validity of the research was obtained using face validity, i.e., the use of elite perspectives, and the reliability of all research variables was obtained using Cronbach's alpha coefficient (0.955).
Findings: The method of analysis of research variables was performed using the mean coefficient and inferential statistics of one-sample t-test. The results of the mean coefficient of the research variables show: the highest mean belongs to the directing to criterion variable (3.9626); the average planning dimension is 3.9286; the average organization dimension is 3.9138; the average supervision dimension is 3.8103 and the average evaluation dimension is 3.7780. In addition, the total average is 3.8787.
Results: The test results of the main hypothesis of the research show: (t (173) = 82.351, p <0.001). Therefore, the mean is equal to 3.87867 and the value of t-test is equal to 82.351, which at the level of 0.00 the effect of the police patrol management of the Tehran Metropolitan Police Command Relief Unit on the prevention of purse snatch crime. In general, it can be concluded in this research that the effect of five dimensions (planning, organizing, directing, supervision and evaluating) the management of the police patrols of the Tehran Metropolitan Police Command Relief Unit on the prevention of purse snatch crime was positive, significant and moderate.