Edmonton Police Service Strategy Narrative

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The framework outlined in the EPS Strategy Narrative will be used by the senior leadership and all employees of the EPS to set objectives, evaluate current and proposed activities, provide direction, communicate and lead operations.

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<ul><li><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p></li><li><p>Our MissionTo increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, interventionand suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p> Our VisionTo make Edmonton the safest major city in Canada and for the Edmonton Police Service to be recognized as a leader in policing.</p><p>What are our goals</p><p> Commitment to Professionalism Reduced Crime and Victimization</p><p> Investigative Excellence Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness</p><p>What influences our operations</p><p> Risk &amp; the Environment Intelligence Based Approach Geographic Deployment Model for Patrol</p><p> Centralized Coordination of Specialized Resources</p><p> Working in Partnerships Community Engagement</p><p>What guides us</p><p> Our Core Values Our Cornerstones Leadership Accountability Communications Relationship Building</p><p>What we require People Infrastructure Finances Stakeholders Information</p></li><li><p>ThemapoutliningtheorganizationalstrategycarriestheEPSmottowithinitstitleDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve.ThemottowasselectedaswordstolivebyandhascometorepresentallemployeesoftheEdmontonPoliceServiceanddefineswhatitmeanstobeapartofthisorganization.Italsohelpshighlighteveryonesroleinthedevelopmentandexecutionoftheorganizationsoverallstrategy.</p><p>ThepurposeofthemapistorepresenttheEdmontonPoliceServicescorevalues,mission,visionandstrategyinonediagram,providingaframeworkorcontextwithinwhichtheEPScanmanageandoperateintothefuture.ThisframeworkwillbeusedbytheseniorleadershipandallemployeesoftheEPStosetobjectives,evaluatecurrentandproposedactivities,providedirection,communicateandleadoperations.Itisimportantthatthemission,visionandstrategyareclearlystatedandunderstoodbyall.AnyaspectorfunctionoftheEPSshouldbeabletobedescribedusingthestrategyandeachpersonwithinEPSshouldfeelthattheyarerepresentedwithinit.</p><p>ClearlydocumentingthesestrategicelementsallowsforgreaterfocuswithintheEPSandbetteralignmentacrosstheorganization.Activities,newinitiatives,organizationalstructure,businessprocessesandobjectivescanbeassessedwhileusingthestrategyforguidance.DecisionscanthenbemadeandanyrequiredchangesimplementedtobringtheEPSclosertoachievingthestatedgoals.</p><p>ThestrategyisalsoinalignmentwiththebroaderCityofEdmontongoals.TherearespecificgoalswithintheCityofEdmontonsTheWayAheadStrategicPlanthatthisstrategysupports.Forinstance:</p><p>The Way We Live Plan-Asafeandcleancityandemotionalhealthandwell-being(e.g.personal safety,qualityoflife)</p><p>The Way We Grow Plan-Increasedwellingdensitywithconditionssuchas:safecommunities</p><p>The Way We Move Plan-Increasedtrafficsafety</p><p>Mission and Vision</p><p>Manypeoplemistakethevisionstatementforthemissionstatement,andsometimesoneissimplyusedasalonger-termversionoftheother.Howevertheyaremeanttobequitedifferent,withthevisionbeinganaspirationalanddescriptivepictureofadesiredfuturestate,whilethemissionisastatementofspecific,attainablebusinesspurposeorrationalethatisapplicablenowandinthefuture.Themissionisthereforethemeansweusetosuccessfullyachieveourvision.</p><p>Edmonton Police Service Strategy</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>The Mission Statement</p><p>Amissionstatementisastatementofthepurposeofanorganization,andrepresentsitsreasonforexistence.Missionstatementstypicallyincludethefollowinginformation:</p><p>Aimsoftheorganization</p><p>Theorganizationsprimarystakeholders</p><p>Howtheorganizationprovidesvaluetothesestakeholders,forexample byofferingspecifictypesofservices</p><p>The EPS mission is: To increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, intervention and suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>IncreasingpublicsafetyandsecurityisthecorebusinessoftheEPS.Itinvolvesensuringthewelfareandprotectionofthegeneralpublic.TheEPSprimarystakeholderisthepublicwhichincludescitizens,businessesandvisitors.Crimeanddisorderreferstoactivitiesprohibitedbylaw,dangeroustothecommunityornotgenerallyacceptabletothepublic.Thisincludeseverythingfromtrafficandminorpropertydamageuptoandincludingcrimessuchashomicideandterrorism.</p><p>EPSaddressescrimeanddisorderthroughthefollowingtypesofactivities:</p><p>Prevention:Activitiesthataimtomodifyorremovefactorsleadingtocrimeanddisorder</p><p>Intervention:Actstakentobreakthechainofcriminalcausation</p><p>Suppression:Activitiestostop,subdue,ormitigateactsofcrimeordisorderandhold offendersaccountable</p><p>TheEPSmissionenablesustodifferentiateourselvesfromtheotherpartsofthejustice,healthandsocialsystemswhoalsocontributetoandpartnerwithusinprovidingpublicsafetyandsecurity.</p><p>What we require</p><p>Todeliveronthismission,theEPSrequiresresources.Thesearetherawmaterialsandbuildingblocksusedtocreateprograms,services,supportandrelationships.</p><p>People-swornandnon-swornindividualswhoareemployees,volunteersor contractorsoftheEPS</p><p>Infrastructure-buildings,informationtechnologysystems,fleetandother physicalassetsusedbytheEPStodeliveronitsmission</p><p>FinancesoperatingandcapitalbudgetsoftheEPStofunditsactivities, infrastructureandfunctions</p><p>Stakeholders-organizationsorpeopleexternaltoEPSthatassistusorhaveaninterest inourbusiness(e.g.EmergencyMedicalServices,CityofEdmontonCouncil, ourCitizens)</p><p>Information-thekeyelementweusetoinformouroperationsandgovernance,including criminalintelligenceandperformancemanagementdata</p><p>Our MissionTo increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, interventionand suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p> Our VisionTo make Edmonton the safest major city in Canada and for the Edmonton Police Service to be recognized as a leader in policing.</p><p>What are our goals </p><p> Commitment to Professionalism Reduced Crime and Victimization</p><p> Investigative Excellence Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness</p><p>What influences our operations </p><p> Risk &amp; the Environment Intelligence Based Approach Geographic Deployment Model for Patrol</p><p> Centralized Coordination of Specialized Resources</p><p> Working in Partnerships Community Engagement</p><p>What guides us </p><p> Our Core Values Our Cornerstones Leadership Accountability Communications Relationship Building</p><p>What we require People Infrastructure Finances Stakeholders Information</p><p>Our MissionTo increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, interventionand suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p> Our VisionTo make Edmonton the safest major city in Canada and for the Edmonton Police Service to be recognized as a leader in policing.</p><p>What are our goals </p><p> Commitment to Professionalism Reduced Crime and Victimization</p><p> Investigative Excellence Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness</p><p>What influences our operations </p><p> Risk &amp; the Environment Intelligence Based Approach Geographic Deployment Model for Patrol</p><p> Centralized Coordination of Specialized Resources</p><p> Working in Partnerships Community Engagement</p><p>What guides us </p><p> Our Core Values Our Cornerstones Leadership Accountability Communications Relationship Building</p><p>What we require People Infrastructure Finances Stakeholders Information</p><p>3</p></li><li><p>What guides us</p><p>Thesearetheprinciplesthatguidehowweconductourbusiness.Theseprinciplesincludeourcorevaluesandourcornerstonesfororganizationaleffectiveness.Allofourinternalbusinessprocessesandbehavioursaredrivenbytheseprinciples.Whilethestrategymayevolveovertime,thecorevaluesofEPSremainconsistentandareattheheartofhowweapproacheveryaspectofourwork.Forthisreason,thecorevaluescreatethefoundationforthestrategymap.ThefourcornerstonesoforganizationaleffectivenessaretakenfromtheChiefsDirectionalStatement.Together,theseprinciplesformthecatalystthatservestoestablishtheEPSasaWorld Classpoliceservice.</p><p>Forinstance;</p><p>Accountabilitydrivesthingslikeeffectiveorganizationalmodelsorstewardshipofassets.</p><p>Relationshipbuildingguidesusinhowweinteractwitheachotherandourstakeholders.</p><p>What influences our operations</p><p>ThereareanumberoffactorsandoperationalnecessitiesthathaveledtheEPStodobusinessinaparticularway.Policingisaresponseorientedbusinesssotheorganizationmustfirsttakeintoaccountfactorsinourexternalenvironmentsuchasgeography,demographics,technology,majorevents,etc.thatcreateriskandchallenges.TheinternalenvironmentalsocreatesspecificriskfactorssuchasthecontinuallychangingdemographicsofEPSpersonnel,theirexperienceandcapacity.</p><p>TheEPSdoesnothaveunlimitedresourcessoweemployanintelligencebasedapproachtodeployintotheareaswheretheycanhavethegreatesteffect.Thismeansthatdetaileddata-gatheringandanalysisisrequiredtoguidethedeploymentofourresources.Italsoinvolvesconductingresearch,reviewingleadingpractices,assessingriskandadjustingourapproachtooptimizeperformance.</p><p>PatrolandbeatpersonnelaredeployedusingtheGeographicalDeploymentModel(GDM).Thismodelisbaseduponworkload,resourcesandgeography,andestablishestheallocationofpeopletospecificareas(Districts)toensureapromptpoliceresponsetohighpriorityincidents.ItalsoenablestheEPStomaintainavisiblepresencethroughproactivepolicingacrosstheCity.Otherpolicingandsupportactivitiesarecoordinatedcentrally.Forinstance,specializedareassuchasHomicideSectionandtheCrimeScenesInvestigationUnitsarecentralizedandrespondtorequestsfromacrosstheServiceandCity.</p><p>PartnershipsareessentialtotheEPSbusinessmodel.TheServiceinteractswithmanyotherorganizationsduringthecourseofitswork.Forinstance,theEPSmayinteractwithEmergencyMedicalServices(EMS),socialservicesandotherlawenforcementagenciesinthecourseofjustonecallforservice.Itiscriticalthataccountabilitiesarewellunderstoodwhendeliveringinpartnership.EPSpersonnelneedtoknowwhattheyareresponsibleforandwhattheyshouldexpectfrompartneragenciesandgroupsinaddressingmattersofpublicsafety.</p><p>Finally,tooperateeffectivelyinthecity,theEPSmustengagetheassistanceofthecommunity.Increasingpublicsafetyisthekeytothemission,andthepublichasasignificantroletoplayincontributingtothat.Understandingofthemake-up,needsandcircumstancesofthecommunity,maintainingthepublictrustandengagingwiththemeffectivelywillcontinuetoassisttheEPSindeliveringonitsmission.</p><p>Our MissionTo increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, interventionand suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p> Our VisionTo make Edmonton the safest major city in Canada and for the Edmonton Police Service to be recognized as a leader in policing.</p><p>What are our goals </p><p> Commitment to Professionalism Reduced Crime and Victimization</p><p> Investigative Excellence Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness</p><p>What influences our operations </p><p> Risk &amp; the Environment Intelligence Based Approach Geographic Deployment Model for Patrol</p><p> Centralized Coordination of Specialized Resources</p><p> Working in Partnerships Community Engagement</p><p>What guides us </p><p> Our Core Values Our Cornerstones Leadership Accountability Communications Relationship Building</p><p>What we require People Infrastructure Finances Stakeholders Information</p><p>Our MissionTo increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, interventionand suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p> Our VisionTo make Edmonton the safest major city in Canada and for the Edmonton Police Service to be recognized as a leader in policing.</p><p>What are our goals </p><p> Commitment to Professionalism Reduced Crime and Victimization</p><p> Investigative Excellence Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness</p><p>What influences our operations </p><p> Risk &amp; the Environment Intelligence Based Approach Geographic Deployment Model for Patrol</p><p> Centralized Coordination of Specialized Resources</p><p> Working in Partnerships Community Engagement</p><p>What guides us </p><p> Our Core Values Our Cornerstones Leadership Accountability Communications Relationship Building</p><p>What we require People Infrastructure Finances Stakeholders Information</p><p>4</p></li><li><p>What are our goals</p><p>Thesefourstatementsrepresentthedesiredstrategicoutcomesarisingfromourefforts.</p><p>Commitment to Professionalism</p><p>Thisisakeyoutcomeofallbusinessactivitieslargeandsmall.Itrepresentstheresultofadheringtothecorevaluesandbuildingonthecornerstonesoforganizationaleffectiveness.Professionalismappliestoeverybody,allthetime.Itinvolvesstrivingforexcellenceinallactivities.</p><p>Reduced Crime and Victimization </p><p>Thisinvolvesreducingthefrequencyandseverityofcrimeanddisorderaswellastherelatedfearcausedbyvictimization.Investigative Excellence</p><p>Thisincludesensuringahighstandardofinvestigativecompetencywhichcanbereflectedinincreasedclearanceratesandsuccessfulprosecutionsthatsupporttheadministrationofjustice.</p><p>Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness </p><p>Althoughtheyarerelated,effectivenessinvolvesdoingtherightthingandefficiencyinvolvesdoingthingsright.</p><p>Includedareinitiativessuchas;</p><p> Processsimplification</p><p> Effectiveuseoftechnology</p><p> Effectivepolicingpractices</p><p> Soundleadership,managementandsupervisorypractices</p><p> Productivecollaborationwithpartners(othercitydepartments,externalorganizations andordersofgovernment)</p><p> Useofbestpracticesandprofessionalstandards</p><p>ThestrategyprovidesorganizationalalignmentwithotherEPSdocumentsincludingtheAnnualPolicingPlan,theInvestmentGovernancetoolandoverallperformancemeasurementaimedatoptimizingthefourstrategicgoals/outcomes.Detailedmetricsforachievingtheseoutcomeswillbedevelopedandadjustedovertime.</p><p>Our MissionTo increase public safety through excellence in the prevention, interventionand suppression of crime and disorder.</p><p>Integrity Accountability Respect Innovation Courage Community</p><p>Core Values</p><p>Edmonton Police Service StrategyDedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve</p><p> Our VisionTo make Edmonton the safest major city in Canada and for the Edmonton Police Service to be recognized as a leader in policing.</p><p>What are our goals </p><p> Commitment to Professionalism Reduced Crime and Victimization</p><p> Investigative Excellence Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness</p><p>What influences our operations </p><p> Risk &amp; the Environment Intelligence Based Approach Geographic Deployment Model for Patrol</p><p> Centralized Coordination of Specialized Resources</p><p> Working in Partnerships Community Engagement</p><p>What guides us </p><p> Our Core Values Our Cornerstones Leadership Accountability Communications Relationship Building</p><p>What we require People Infrastructure Finances Stakeholders Information</p><p>5</p></li><li><p>The Vision Statement</p><p>AVisionStatementoutlineswhatanorganizationwantstobe,orhowitwantstheworldinwhichitoperatestobe(anidealizedviewoftheworld).Itisalong-termviewthatconcentratesonthefutureandservesasasourceofinspirationorfocus.TheEPSvisioncontainstwokey...</p></li></ul>

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