Tucson, Arizona, Policing Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan

ILJ recently began assisting the City of Tucson and the Tucson Police Department gain a more precise understanding of the needs and expectations of both citizens and department members and develop a strategic plan that meets those needs and expectations. More specifically, the work covers four main components: a community ascertainment to more clearly define citizens' needs and expectations for police and other municipal services, using focus groups and other techniques designed to include a broad, representative cross-section of the community; a survey of police department members to measure internal needs and correlate those needs to those of the community; documentation of the results of these efforts in a comprehensive report; and work with the police department to create a strategic plan covering all aspects of its operation and future growth for at least the next five years.