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Posted on: November 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Consultant will Present Police Organization Study Draft with Community

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For the last few months, Alexander Weiss Consulting (AWC) has been assessing the Village's Police Department to develop an organization study for the Village. This study will help identify best practices, find ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services, collect feedback related to the services being performed, and prioritize future initiatives.

AWC completed the draft study and will now present the preliminary results to the Village Board and community on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. You can click here to review the draft copy of the study.

Village Board members will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide their initial thoughts on the draft study. There will also be a portion of the meeting that will allow public comment to provide their thoughts and perspectives. AWC will utilize the comments shared in this meeting to consider modifications to the study before it becomes final. Community members will be able to find call in information and more details about the agenda here, which is listed as a Special Village Board meeting.

I want to take a moment and thank AWC for the amount of time spent putting together this study. Mr. Weiss has taken time to meet with several employees, officials, and community members to learn more about our Police services. He has even given us his personal phone number and email to post in previous Manager Memos encouraging community members to contact him directly if they had further thoughts to share.

In addition, I want to thank our Police Department, specifically Chief Peter Nimmer, Lieutenant Tom Liebenthal, and all of the officers and staff that met with AWC. Our Police Department spent several hours compiling information for AWC to complete the study while demonstrating an interest to learn ways to review and consider alternative department operations to meet the desires of the Shorewood community. It will certainly take a team approach among the Police Department, Village officials, and other community members to identify the type of service levels we want in our Police Department; so we need everyone's cooperation and engagement to proceed with this discussion.

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