1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
The Portland Police Bureau is in the early stages of developing its Strategic Plan for the next five years and would like your help.
Steering Committee #4 will be rescheduled for the near future. Once a date is selected, we will publish it hear and send out on the Bureau's social media sites.
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The Portland Police Bureau will develop a five-year strategic plan over the course of this year. The strategic plan will be a guiding document that prioritizes the Bureau's goals and objectives, outlines how it will meet its strategic goals and objectives, provides metrics to assess the Bureau's performance, and ensures communication of progress to all stakeholders.
During this process, the Bureau will follow the pillars of 21st Century Policing to promote positive interaction between the police and the community to build trust. The approach to strategic planning was designed on three key principles:
The process includes:
At the end of the process, the Bureau will have a strategic plan that incorporates input from Bureau members, community members, as well as other organizations and stakeholders; a cohesive strategy that the community helped craft; a collective definition of community engagement/policing; an action plan that will help move from strategy to implementation by providing a process for accountability with metrics to measure success.
The process is built around three major pillars: Data Collection, Strategic Planning, and Implementation.
Data Collection (June - November)
The Bureau's consultant will engage key stakeholders and the broader community to gather their insights into what is needed to be in the five-year plan that meets the evolving needs of our city and provides the best support for success. The consultant will gather insights in the future vision for the Portland Police Bureau related to: Crime Reduction and Prevention, Community Engagement and Inclusion, Community Policing, Organizational Excellence, Police Wellness and Safety, Bureau Leadership, and Building Trust and Legitimacy. Information will be gathered through:
Strategic Planning (Phase I) (January - March)
A team of approximately 20 bureau staff and community members will hold a series of intensive workshops where they will craft the contents of the strategic plan from the input gathered in the Data Collection phase.
Strategic Planning (Phase II) (March - May)
The draft strategic plan will be presented to Bureau members and community members for feedback and validation. Loopback meetings with participants in the data collection period will clarify how their input was incorporated into the draft or if not incorporated, why not.
Implementation (May - July)
The consultant will support the Police Bureau in the first three-to-four months of implementation to help establish the systems that will ensure timely accountability of and communication of our progress to all stakeholders.
The Police Bureau has hired professional facilitators to help design the process, guide conversations, offer suggestions, and ensure project tasks and deadlines are met. The role of the facilitators is to remain a neutral party that can pose difficult questions without having a stake in the outcome, surface implicit assumptions, and remain devoted to the task when priorities intervene for the bureau.
Since 2012, the Bureau has operated using the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement as a strategic plan. The Settlement Agreement embodies only a part of what the Bureau hopes to accomplish and lacks broad community and internal buy-in. A strategic plan will create:
When will the plan be completed?
The draft strategic plan will be completed by the end of March 2019 with a review period of March, April, and May 2019.
Who is on the Steering Committee?
The Steering Committee has 20 total members and is half bureau staff, half community members. The Bureau has internal representatives from patrol officers, detectives, union leadership, and professional staff and community representatives from mental health advocacy groups, immigrant and refugee communities, business communities, and reform activists, and other key voices.
How can I get updates on the plan?
This website will have the latest activities to the planning process. You can also subscribe to our email list, where we will send out updates periodically.
How will the process be accountable to the community and bureau staff?
The Police Bureau will implement 360-degree accountability throughout the planning process.
Who can I contact about this project?
If you have questions about this project or how to participate, contact Gabriela Bermudez at (503) 823-0369 or Gabriela.Bermudez@portlandoregon.gov.
Meeting Minutes, summary documents, etc.