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1.1.4 POLICE COMMISSION AND POLICE SERVICE PLANNING

1.1.4.1 LONG-TERM PLANNING

Under the Police Act, the Edmonton Police Commission (Commission) oversees the Edmonton Police Service (Service) and has the responsibility of establishing policing priorities and participating in consultation with the Service in the development of a strategic plan.

Guidelines:

    1. The strategic plan will be developed in consultation with the Service and will be brought forward to the Commission for approval.
    2. The strategic plan will be reviewed and revised as required annually by the Commission.
    3. The strategic plan will go through a comprehensive review and redevelopment at a minimum every three years.
    4. The Commission, in partnership with the Service, will develop key performance indicators and measures that take the following objectives into consideration:
      a. the Service’s existing and/or previous performance and/or estimated costs;
      b. crime trend analysis, and other social, demographic and economic factors that may impact the community;
      c. community expectations derived from a public consultation process.

References:

    1. Police Act, RSA 2000, c P-17

 

 

1.1.4.2 ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN

Pursuant to the Police Act and consistent with the strategic plan prepared under policy 1.1.4.1, the Chief of Police will prepare an Annual Business Plan (Plan) for review and approval by the Commission that outlines the level of police service and programs to be provided to the City of Edmonton.

Guidelines:

    1. The Plan will provide operational details in regards to the level of service provided.
    2. The Plan will include implementation strategies and performance targets.
    3. Results shall be reported semi-annually by the Service to the Commission.
    4. The Commission must approve any material changes to the Plan.

 

 

1.1.4.3 ANNUAL AUDIT PLAN

As a statutory body, the Edmonton Police Commission must be publically accountable for the governance and oversight of the Police Service. With that responsibility in mind, the Chief of Police will provide the Commission with an Annual Audit Plan which outlines and addresses the risks affecting the organization. The risks identified in this audit plan will be those whose priority merits an audit review.

Guidelines:

1. The Commission will annually review the Service’s risk profile and ensure mitigation strategies are in place.
2. The Service will provide the Commission regular performance reports of the identified risk mitigation strategies.

References:

    1. EPC Policy 1.1.5 – Risk Management & Audit
    2. Appendix E – EPC and EPS Internal Audit Charter

 

 

1.1.4.4. ANNUAL OPERATIONAL PLANNING

The Edmonton Police Commission is responsible for fulfilling a number of governance and oversight functions as outlined in the Police Act. In addition to preparing a joint strategic plan, the Commission is committed to developing an operational plan (work plan) for the Commission that details specific activities and events to be undertaken to implement strategies.

Guidelines:

    1. The Commission’s Operational Plan will be developed annually and will align with the goals and objectives within the Strategic Plan.
    2. The Operational Plan will include a statement of the Commission’s priorities for the year, and strategies for engaging with the public and identifying and developing relationships with key stakeholders.
    3. The Commission will revisit and revise the Operational Plan on an ongoing basis and will be responsive to emergent needs and/or changes in priorities.