Building Community Relationships through a Transparent Police Force

Nov 01, 2017

With today’s changing cultural environment, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) understands its need to redefine their relationship with the community while creating a proactive strategy to serve the region’s rapidly growing population.

There’s no tip-toeing around the fact that addressing the shifting cultural ideals surrounding police forces in the United States is a sensitive subject. But we need to commend CMPD’s vigilance to creating a better connection within their community by creating a plan for a transparent police force.

We’ve been working with CMPD during the past year on the long-tail view on how they can shift the way they run their organization while better serving their community to reduce crime during a time of population growth. As we helped guide them to update their plan for year two, here are a few cool takeaways we gathered from our week-long working sessions:

  • They’re evolving their original plan, not redoing all of it. As they enter the second year of their strategic plan, CMPD looked at what was working, what wasn’t, and gained consensus on what needs to be accomplished differently this year versus last year.
  • They’ve been reviewing performance. CMPD did an outstanding job reviewing both organizational and individual performance throughout the year. This empowered their organization to come to these planning sessions prepared and engaged with important information.
  • They brought in other city municipalities to collaborate. One of the coolest aspects of their planning sessions was bringing in other city municipalities to collaborate on crime issues that were simply out of CMPD’s control. This allowed both CMPD and the City to have a holistic view of what each different city municipality needs to accomplish to decrease crime in Charlotte.

It was a great week working with CMPD on updating their plan. We’re excited to see the results and organizational change because of their second year in planning and execution!

Comments

Comments

*

What is 13 + 9 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
All fields are required.

Free Guides & Resources

Setting OKRs that Work

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to build Objectives and Key Results.

SWOT Assessment Guide

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to complete a SWOT analysis, synthesize it into Competitive Advantages, and then use your SWOT to create SMART goals.

Guide to Create KPIs with 100 Example Metrics

A FREE downloadable guide to learn the basics of Key Performance Indicators with 100 example metric sources for ever department of your organization.

Free Guide for Writing Better SMART Goals

Download the FREE guide to learn how to create goals that have impact in your organization.

Free Guide to Build a Growth Strategy

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to create a growth strategy that clearly defines where you play and how you’ll win.

Goals/OKR Cycle Guide

A FREE downloadable guide and canvas to establish a quarterly rhythm for OKRs and Goals.

OKR Essentials Cheat Sheet

Download the free cheat sheet to guide you through building and refreshing OKRs.

Join 50,000 Other Leaders Engaged in Transforming Their Organizations

Subscrbe to get the latest agile strategy best practices, free guides, case studies, and videos in your inbox every other week.

We Believe in Empowering Teams to do Amazing
Work, Consistently and Passionately

Success isn’t a list of flashy logos. It’s about helping anyone who wants to lead a great organization.
If that’s you, join our list of clients – you’re in good company:

Armen EZR Multnomah RHA SEO Monitor
Chobani Cisco Armen KIA Patagonia
Concordia College Davenport Fairbanks St. John's Washoe County School District
Boys and Girls Club BSA Cancer Society Maryland Food Bank Make A Wish
CMPD Long Beach San Francisco City of Sparks Washoe County