This is a common concern that is heard by all police departments. Proper asset management and planning dictates that you must have more squads than you can have patrolling. There are many reasons for this. We must be prepared as squads require constant maintenance and officers must have vehicles available if one is taken out of service for any length of time. Another reason is that with shift changes and calls for service, it is not uncommon for officers to be late coming in at the end of their shift, and the officer just starting needs a vehicle available to get out and patrol and handle calls. What many outside of police work are unfamiliar with is that there are a lot of administrative duties that officers must perform which requires them to be at the station. In fact, these administrative duties can make up about a third of a police officers time.