As Acting Chief of Police, I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce our Department’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Our plan builds on the successes of our Department from previous years and includes many new strategies. Our plan incorporates both our continued commitment to address community concerns through an insightful examination into emerging City issues and a commitment to our employees to develop their abilities and skills to ensure ethical and progressive policing practices in these economically challenging times. We are cognizant that the current economy may adversely impact strategic objectives that necessitate a funding source. Regardless of our economic future, we are proud of our adaptability and remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the best possible police service to our community.
Credit for our success belongs to the leadership demonstrated by the Police Department’s Management Team, as well as the commitment to duty shown by all members of our Department; sworn, civilian, and volunteer. This professional commitment, in active partnership with our community, has become the essence of our new Mission Statement.
We enjoy tremendous support from the Mayor, City Council, and the City Manager’s Office. It is with their support, and the support of Atascadero’s citizens, that we have been able to move forward with our accomplishments. We look forward to this continued relationship as we begin the implementation of our Strategic Plan.
I encourage you to review our Strategic Plan initiatives. They affirm our commitment to proactively and responsively provide police services that enhance the safety and the quality of life for our citizens and visitors in the City of Atascadero.
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APD Strategic Plan Year-One Report
I’m pleased to present our first year’s progress report. Any strategic plan that sits dormant in the shadows after it is published is nothing short of disappointing. Our employees began this new process nearly two years ago and pledged this would not happen in Atascadero. As we recap the first year, I hope you will agree we held to our promise to execute the plan and build a better organization. As this process is new to our Department, we continue to learn. Some of our original year-one initiatives have been removed as they were subsequently deemed philosophy rather than objectives with definitive measures of success. Moreover, several initiatives that are “on-going” were left in the plan as staff felt they were important benchmarks.
In assembling this document, I was amazed by the incredible progress made possible by the efforts of our staff despite the continued adverse impacts of a struggling economy. The majority of content in this report has been transferred directly from the progress tracking document our staff utilizes.
The fact that 36 strategic initiatives were completed in the first year of a process that was largely foreign to the majority of our employees is without doubt impressive and speaks to the caliber of Atascadero employees. Moreover, it also serves as a reminder of the relationships and support we enjoy in our community.
We look forward to another year of progress all with the end goal of a safer community.
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