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O.W. Wilson is considered the father of modern police administration. He described the patrol division as the “backbone of policing”. Wilson described the important patrol function of creating omnipresence. In fact, when officers are given their annual performance evaluations, omnipresence is often used to evaluate officer performance. These criteria of an officer’s performance are often evaluated: Number of traffic stops, number of citations, number of suspect contacts, number of arrests, number of positive public contacts, and crime rate in the officer’s patrol district. Which one of these categories do you believe best represents an officer’s omnipresence during their annual performance period? Why?