you have enough officers to adequately handle your calls for service?
How do you know?
like many other departments, you are facing budgetary constraints (in
spite of the upbeat economy!) Sometimes it seems as though politicians
are willing to fund anything except public safety. Are you continually
trying to convince your elected officials that staffing levels are critical
to maintain adequate response times, high clearance rates, positive morale,
etc.? It may not be that the politicians don't believe your requests for
more officers, but sometimes they pay less attention than they should
because they "expect" you to say you need more officers ó especially if
you cannot back up your needs through empirical data.
you have a specific administrative or operational concern that should
be addressed, but don't have the time, expertise or manpower to study
chiefs are looking at lack of funding for training, or supervisory positions
not being filled, or need an objective analysis of high liability areas
such as evidence handling, fiscal management, etc. How can you objectively
analyze these needs and report to your politicians? Do you think they
are tired of your repetitive comments (they might call it "complaining")
at the monthly board meeting? Let us objectively evaluate your needs in
any number of high liability areas and offer an administrative study with
documented findings and specific recommendations.
you considering consolidating your police department with a neighboring
agency but don't know how to determine staffing needs or objectively plan
other critical administrative matters?
municipalities are continually facing the need to balance public safety
with fiscal soundness. Sometimes this leads to the threat (or reality
) of consolidating police services between municipalities. This is a major
step that needs to be carefully planned by police professionals --- not
are too many people waiting to sue you!
Management Services" can prepare an administrative study of your department
to fit your needs:
- a general
administrative study can examine staffing needs and combine this with
a review and analysis of the top high liability areas within your department
- a limited
administrative study can objectively and quantitatively measure staffing
levels or offer specific recommendations on operational or administrative
studies can be a pro-active way of preventing lawsuits and reducing your
risk of liability. These can also put your politicians on notice as to
deficiencies within your department that they should correct once they
are made aware of them.
have more than twenty years of experience in working with dozens
of agencies in the area of correcting specific operational and administrative
concerns and/or writing management studies.