We have identified five “strategic
directions”; the goals to pursue over the next several years that
best exemplify these statements.
The five strategic directions identified are:
• Public Safety
• Community Partnerships
• Personnel Development
• Resource Management
• Technological Advancement
“EMBRACE IT” Program
The Palos Park Police Department’s goal is to be a service-driven
organization with a culture of excellence where citizens receive the
best, and employees give their best, every day. To that end, we look
toward 2013+ in a planning, budgeting, training, preparing culture
embodied in principles looking forward as a compass to guide us.
PPPD’s “EMBRACE IT” MANTRA STANDS FOR
• Exceptional Service
• Measurable Success
• Build Trust
• Community Outreach
• Excite Pride
We work to foster a culture of
accountability without blame where everyone is equally committed and
equally responsible for the successful outcome.
In support of the Village Council’s
commitment to provide a safe and inviting community in which to
live, work and visit, the Palos Park Police Department seeks to
employ the latest tools and technology available to provide
effective and efficient law enforcement services.
As we work within an austere fiscally responsible mode, we seek
staff members who are dynamic and astute team members open,
trustworthy, honest, and straightforward. At all levels of our
organization and our community we seek to form partnerships, a
positive working relationship with engendered trust and respect.
Provide superior customer service
Always doing the right thing
In car reports via CAPERS, in car
accident reports via IDOT
New non-payment of fines / fees
collections system provider
Fill open police officer position
/ add a Cover – swing patrol supervisor for our full time & part
time patrol staff. Thereby putting more officers on patrol.
Continued successful engagement
with the community through social media and in person meetings.
Added focus on a more
personalized, decentralized approach that encourages cooperation
between police and residents.
Painted interior walls in the
customer service area, and replace / update office furniture
within the department.
Increase investigative case
Search for alternative funding
sources that will provide the best opportunities to hire,
purchase equipment, and acquire technologies.
Prevent crime proactively through
directed patrols and specialized details
Encourage continued police and
citizen involvement in existing programs (i.e.; Neighborhood
Watch COPS, Neighborhood Watches, Crime Awareness, Citizen’s
Police Academy, partnering with our schools
Risk Management, priority #1. A
careful examination of what, in our work, could cause harm to
people, so that we can weigh whether we have taken enough
precautions or should do more to prevent harm
Palos Park Police Department
SUBJECT: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
EFFECTIVE DATE: 20 August 10
REVIEW DATE: 20 August 14
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
MULTI YEAR PLANNING
The purpose of this order is to establish goals and objectives
encourage employee participation, establish procedures for reviewing
progress toward achieving goals and objectives and to establish a
policy of multiyear planning and review.
Organizational Component: For the purpose of this directive, any
organizational entity established and staffed.
Goal: A relatively broad statement of the end or result that one
intends ultimately to achieve. A goal usually requires a relatively
long time span to achieve and, whenever possible, should be stated
in a way that permits measurement of its achievement.
Objective: An objective is an end or result that one intends to
attain in order to achieve partial fulfillment of a goal. An
objective is a "sub-goal" or an element of a goal and, therefore,
requires a shorter time to accomplish than does a goal.
Multi year Plan: The final product of the process of strategically
planning for professional police service to the Village for future
years. Such plans should include projection of needs such as
additional police officers, equipment, capital improvements and a
review process that would continually revise the plan as required.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
A. Total Quality Management (TQM)
1. Police Administration shall arrange TQM Initiatives annually, at
the commencement of the goals and objectives planning process. This
initiative shall include individual conference sessions with
appropriate representatives of each organizational component (or
subdivision) from within the Department.
2. In the interest of fostering an open and participatory process in
the development of goals and objectives, opportunities shall also be
made available for any member of this Department who wished a voice
in the process. To this end, TQM conferences will be scheduled at
any request with Police Administration.
To ensure direction and unity of purpose, as well as serve as a
basis for measuring progress, goals and objectives will be written
for the Department and each individual Division on an annual basis.
1. On an annual basis, subsequent to the TQM Initiatives, the Chief
of Police shall formulate a comprehensive statement of Department
goals and objectives. The timing will allow for the development of
Division level goals and objectives. This process will coincide with
the preparation of the annual budget.
2. On an annual basis, subsequent to the Chief's statement of goals
and objectives, Division Commanders shall formulate written
statements of goals and objectives for their respective Divisions
and each organizational component within it. This process must
include the solicitation of input from all employees for which the
goals and objectives apply. Adequate time shall be allowed for this
3. On an annual basis, at the conclusion of the formulation process,
every employee will receive a written copy of the Departmental goals
and objectives as well as those of their respective Divisions. This
written copy will be issued to all staff.
MULTI YEAR PLAN
A. Administration shall develop a written plan that will set forth
long-term goals and operational objectives that will cover
successive years beyond each budget year. This plan which shall be
the end product of this detailed planning process should prove
essential to effective management of the Palos Park Police
Department into the future
B. Although the plan should be soundly developed with every attempt
to identify goals and objectives that are reasonable and attainable,
it should likewise remain flexible and subject to frequent review
The multi year plan shall include consideration of, but not be
limited to the following:
1. Long term goals and objectives;
2. Anticipated workload and population trends;
3. Anticipated personnel levels;
4; Anticipated capital improvements and equipment needs; and
5. Written provision for review and revisions.