General Order 13.2
OPERATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING

Last Revised: 6/19/08

SUBJECT: OPERATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING

This order consists of the following numbered sections:

13.2.1    Annual work plan

13.2.2    Annual work plan monitoring

13.2.3    Long-range planning

13.2.1 Annual work plan

I.    Goals and objectives are established each year and formalized into an annual Department work plan by the Command Staff.

II.    The annual Department work plan consists of the following elements:

A.    Command Staff work plan - The Command Staff work plan includes the annual goals and objectives for the Chief and division managers. These goals and objectives are typically organization-wide in scope.

B.    Division work plans - Each division submits annual goals and objectives specific to its role in the organization.

III.    Department members are encouraged to offer input in development of the annual work plan elements.

IV.    The annual Department work plan is consistent with the philosophical and policy guidelines included in the policing chapter of the Olympia Comprehensive Plan.

V.    The annual Department work plan is posted in a location that makes it available for review by all Department members.

13.2.2 Annual work plan monitoring

Evaluation of progress toward the attainment of annual Department goals and objectives is done during regular Command Staff meetings.

13.2.3 Long-range planning

I.    The Department maintains a multi-year plan which articulates broad vision, goals/objectives and priorities, and plans for addressing them. The multi-year plan is the responsibility of the Command Staff and includes the following elements:

A.    Identification of long-range (five years or more) vision, goals/objectives and priorities;

B.    Identification and evaluation of emerging public safety philosophies/strategies and anticipation of their impact on the Comprehensive Plan;

C.    Anticipation of long-term organizational change needs;

C.    Anticipation of population trends and their impact on workload;

E.    Anticipation of personnel needs, using budget projections, population projections, potential jurisdictional boundary changes and community service expectations;

F.    Anticipation of training and professional development needs;

G.    Identification of capital improvement and equipment needs, based on legislative requirements, depreciation of existing equipment/facilities, new technology, and improvements in the quality and level of service;

H.    Anticipation of potential long-term problems (five years or more).

II.    The multi-year plan is consistent with the philosophical and policy guidelines included in the policing chapter of the Olympia Comprehensive Plan.

III.    The multi-year plan is updated as necessary and reviewed by the Command Staff at least once a year.