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Durham Police Department

Staffing Analysis| March 8, 2019


Key Issues: Creating a Safer Community
• Reducing Crime

• Community Engagement

• Beat Structure and Patrol Schedule


- Attrition and Hiring

• Training
IACP Study
(6a – 5a)

• Calls for service are not evenly distributed throughout the day
• Current patrol schedule does not match resources with the load,
impacting response time, workload and community engagement
IACP Study Results
• From FY06 to FY19, sworn FTEs increased by 47
• 2018 IACP study recommends increasing call
takers by an additional 72 FTEs
Current Structure IACP Recommended
District Sergeant Corporal Officer District Sergeant Corporal Officer
1 4 8 40 1 4 8 54
2 4 8 40 2 4 8 54
3 4 8 36 3 4 8 54
4 4 8 36 4 4 8 54
Spec. Svc. 4 4 20 Spec. Svc. 4 4 28
Total 20 36 172 Total 20 36 244
Historic Staffing Trends
DPD Recommendations: Patrol Schedule
• Three year Phase-in of 72 Officers

• Funding 25 positions in FY19-20


- 18 FTEs to pilot patrol schedule in District 4
- 5 FTEs for Community Engagement Expansion
- 2 FTEs for Training

• Operational Impacts
- Decreased crime rates
- More community engagement opportunities
- Overtime reduction
- In-person training
DPD Recommendations:
Community Engagement Expansion (CEU)
• Strategic Plan – Proactive Relationship Building

• 5 FTEs in CEU – 4 Police Officers, 1 Corporal

• Focus on crime reduction in DHA communities

• Replicate model used in McDougald Terrace


(63% reduction in violent crime)

• Proactive vs Reactive
DPD Recommendations: Training
• 2 FTEs in Training Division

• Enhanced Training beyond Basic Law Enforcement


Training (BLET)

• In-Service Classroom Training


Contemporary Issues
Diversity Training
Leadership Development

• Dedicated Enhanced Focus on Non-Sworn Training


Measuring Success
• % of Calls Answered by Assigned Beat Officer – Improves
Community Policing

• Response Times to Priority 1 Calls

• % of Priority 1 Calls Responded to In Less Than 5 Minutes

• Overall Police Relationship with the Community

• Survey of officers

• Measure health and wellness of the officers on both a


quantitative and qualitative basis through a partnership with
RTI
Summary
IACP Recommendations
- Increase patrol staffing by 72 FTEs
- Modify 12 hour patrol schedule to 10.5 hour overlapping shifts
- Redraw district beat boundaries to balance calls for service
DPD Recommendations
- Phase-in 72 FTEs over 3 years
- Add 25 FTEs in FY20
- 18 for pilot of patrol schedule
- 5 for Community Engagement expansion
- 2 for In-service classroom Training
Supports Strategic Plan
FY20 Total Cost: $1,729,573