Pictured above: Chief Larkin facilitates a Strategic Business Planning
meeting with the Senior Leadership Team in November of 2014.

SBP: 2012-2014

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.