Pictured above: Chief Larkin facilitates a Strategic Business Planning
meeting with the Senior Leadership Team in November of 2014.
The Waterloo Regional Police Service prepares and provides a Strategic Business Plan every three years. As outlined in Section 30(1) of the Adequacy Standards Regulation of the Police Services Act, it is required to address:
• the objectives, core business and functions of the police service, including how it will provide adequate and effective police services;
• quantitative and qualitative performance objectives and indicators relating to:
• the police service’s provision of community-based crime prevention initiatives, community patrol and criminal investigation services;
• community satisfaction with police services;
• emergency calls for service;
• violent crime and clearance rates for violent crime;
• property crime and clearance rates for property crime;
• youth crime and clearance rates for youth crime;
• police assistance to victims of crime and re-victimization rates; and
• road safety;
• information technology;
• police facilities; and
• resource planning.
The end of 2014 marked the conclusion of the 2012-2014 Vision Inspired, Values Driven Strategic Business Plan which can be accessed by clicking here. It also represents a phase of evaluation as the Service reviews the progress of the plan, determines what the successes were, and identifies challenges. There are achievement reports for each section of the plan: Neighbourhood Policing and Road Safety, Information Technology, Investigations and Youth, Finance, Human Resources, and Communications.
The planning process for the 2015-2017 Strategic Business Plan began in the fall of 2014 and consisted of community meetings and internal working groups who worked toward identifying potential goals and objectives for the future.