Action Plan

Alejandro rodriguez, Blake jepsen, bruce carlos, jessica l. torres, and yi lian


July 24, 2018

Carl heinz

Topics of discussion

SWOT Analysis diagram for Kelsey Police Department

Describe action or planned challenges

Stake holder responsibilities

Time line of events

Identification of resources

Communication strategies


SWOT Analysis diagram for the Kelsey Police Department

Analyze data for the department

Plan accordingly for positive procedures

Focus on external and internal factors


Focusing on internal factors



Focusing on external factors



“The SWOT analysis assists in strategy formulation by providing a framework where solutions to challenges and issues can be explored, while planning for change and allowing opportunities to manifest themselves in the strategy formulation” (University of Phoenix, 2015).

Describe action or planned challenges

Line item budget

One of the planned changes in the police department of Kelsey is to introduce a line item budget. The line item budget gives a detailed example of where and how the money is being spent.

This gives the greatest insight on where we can save money and in return what areas can have the greatest effect with additional funding.

When the city is having trouble finding funding for departments that are equally as important as the police department, these budgets will also help find money from other departments that can be used for the police department (Dunham, & Alpert, 2015).

The line budget can be defined as a budget where financial statements are put together based on the various departments and helps to show comparisons between the financial data for previous years and the current financial data



Community Policing

In essence, citizens of Kelsey act as the “eyes” and “ears” for the police officers twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Creates a rapport and trust between the citizens we serve.

Community policing means police become part of the neighborhood. This helps police get a better sense of resident’s needs and helps residents to develop greater trust in the police.

By getting the community involved, the police have more resources available to them to help in crime prevention.

By familiarizing themselves with the members of the community, officers are more likely to obtain valuable information about criminals and their activities.

Addressing crime is a major aspect of Kelsey city and this will need the implementation of strong community policing in the best manner possible. Community policing means police become part of the neighborhood. This helps police get a better sense of resident’s needs and helps residents to develop greater trust in the police.


Internal stakeholders

Police Officers



Command Staff

Internal Affairs

Media relations


Internal stakeholders responsibility

All internal stakeholders are connected with each other and affect each other. Their responsibility is to properly prevent crime, arrest the suspects, and enforce the law by holding offenders accountable for their actions. All these stakeholders individually must do their job, to earn the trust of the community they are serving.


External stakeholders

Elected Officials





Victims of crime

Society in general

External stakeholders responsibility

When crime occurs the victim is impacted and the media is also impacted when reporting the crime. Those who received the information from the media reporting the crime are impacted as well. The general public is effected from laws that are passed.


Timeline of events

SARA: Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment

Scanning: Identify the problem or issues

Analysis: Examines what caused the problem or issues

Response: Create and initiates a plan

Assessment: Measure the impact of the response and make determination if the problem or issues has been resolved.

Identification of Resources




Members of the police department

City Counsel

Communication Strategies

Communication is key in any setting and the way the communication is delivered is even more important.

Once the strategic plan is formulated that’s when communicating the plan comes into play internally.

This should be done in a formal meeting type setting with everyone in the police department and lead by the number one ranked officer.

To follow the meeting training classes can be implemented to assisting in the planning processes if needed.


Dunham, R. G., & Alpert, G. P. (2015). Critical issues in policing: Contemporary readings. Waveland Press.

Teacher, Law. (November 2013). Advantages and disadvantages of community policing.. Retrieved from https://

University of Phoenix. (Speaker/Writer). (2015, November 23). 02-Audio-5 40615c0357d64b12222fb66[Audio podcast]. Retrieved from Week Two Listen to Me First website: