Police operational Planning
Police Operational Planning - the act of determining policies and guidelines for police activities and operations and providing controls and safeguards for such activities and operations in the department. Involves strategies or tactics, procedures, policies or guidelines.
Operational Planning - the use of rational design or patten for all departmental undertakings rather than relying on chance in an operational environment. The preparation and development of procedures and techniques in accomplishing each of the primary tasks and functions of an organization.
Police Planning - an attempt by police administrators in trying to allocate anticipated resources to meet anticipated service demands. The systematic and orderly determination of facts and events as basis for policy formulation and decision making affecting law enforcement management.
Planning - the determination in advance of how the objectives of the organization will be attained; involves the determination of a course of action to take in performing a particular function or activity. The process of developing methods or procedures or an arrangement of parts intended to facilitate the accomplishment of a definite objective. The process of deciding in advance what is to be done and how it is to be done.
Plan - an organized schedule or sequence by methodical activities intended to attain a goal or objectives for the accomplishment of mission or assignment. A method or way of doing something in order to attain objectives and provides answers to the 5Ws and 1H.
Strategy - a broad design or method or a plan to attain a stated goal or objective.
Tactics - are specific design, method or a course of action to attain a particular objective in consonance with strategy.
Procedures - are sequences of activities to reach a point or to attain what is desired.
Policy - a course of action which could be a program of
actions adopted by an individual, group, organization or government or the set of principles on which they are based.
Management or Administrative Functions
Guidelines in Planning
1. What - mission/objective
2. Why - reason/philosophy
3. When - date/time
4. where - place
5. How - strategy/methods
Characteristics of a Good Plan
1. A Plan must have a clearly defined objective
2. A Plan must be simple, direct and clear
3. A Plan must be flexible
4. A Plan must be attainable
5. A Plan must provide standards of operation
6. A Plan must be economical in terms of resources
needed for implementation.
Types of Plan
1. Procedural/Policy Plan
2. Operational Plan
3. Tactical Plan
4. Administrative/Management Plan
5. Extra-Departmental Plan